Criminal Practice Concentration

It's not all about crime and punishment. Oregon Law’s Criminal Practice concentration prepares you to practice in the criminal justice system as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney or an attorney representing parents, children, and agencies in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.


To complete the requirements of the concentration, you must satisfactorily complete all of the following courses:

  • LAW 685 Criminal Adjudication
  • LAW 684 Criminal Investigation
  • LAW 618 Criminal Law
  • LAW 652 Evidence
  • LAW 651 Trial Practice

You must also satisfactorily complete two (2) of the following courses:

  • LAW 728 Advanced Appellate Advocacy
  • LAW 610 Civil Rights
  • LAW 762 Criminal Defense Clinic
  • LAW 764 Criminal Prosecution Clinic
  • LAW 715 Gender-Based Violence and the Law
  • LAW 610 Plea Bargaining
  • LAW 745 Race, Gender, Bias & Law
  • LAW 619 White Collar Crime

In addition to completing the curriculum referenced above, you must write a high quality professional academic research paper concerning criminal justice issues.