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Claire Argow portrait and papers from her collection
By the time she came to Pacific in 1960, Claire Argow already was well known for her work to abolish the death penalty and reform the penal system. She was driven by the belief that people convicted of crimes still deserve to be offered opportunities and treated humanely.
Jenna Richards Smiling
Jenna Richards '19 brings compassion and openness to her focus on criminal justice.
Young individual speaking to students about Youth Justice
A juvenile justice course in Pacific's Criminal Justice, Law & Society program takes students out of the textbook and into the community to prepare for careers in the legal system.
As a federal judge, Pacific Hall-of-Famer Rick Carnaroli ’80 has an inside look at the legal system. That’s why he helped establish a veterans treatment court to serve the veterans falling through the cracks.
Priscilla Rader '12 paired a love of animals with a Pacific philosophy degree on her way to law school and a career protecting animal rights.
Manche Langley was one of the matriarchs of women lawyers in the Portland area in the 1900s. The 13th woman admitted to practice in Oregon and a founder of the Queen’s Bench — a professional organization of women in law — Langley got her start at Tualatin Academy, the predecessor of Pacific University.