Scott Healy, J.D.

Scott HealyAdjunct Faculty

Criminology & Criminal Justice



J.D., Willamette University College of Law

Mr. Healy is a Senior Deputy District Attorney in the Clackamas County DA’s Office. He is a graduate of Willamette University and the Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon. Mr. Healy has been a prosecutor since January of 1994, and supervises the Person Crime Unit for his office. This Unit handles Aggravated Murder, Murder, Robbery, Kidnapping, Assault, Rape, Sodomy, Child Sex Abuse, and other complex cases.

Since September, 2000, he has been an Adjunct Instructor at Clackamas Community College. During his time at CCC he has taught Procedural Law, Criminal Law, Oregon Laws, Judicial Process, Substantive Law, Multi-Cultural Diversity in Law Enforcement, and Report Writing, Recordation and Witness Testimony. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Portland State University for the last seven years where he teaches American Courts and The Law and Legal Reasoning.

For most of his career, Mr. Healy has been involved with the education of state and local prosecutors, police agencies, the sheriff’s office, and local high schools. He was part of a panel presentation for “Cell Phone Evidence” at the Oregon District Attorney’s Association Summer Conference in July, 2010, and presented at that same conference in 2012 on Legislative Issues. Mr. Healy has also been a member of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force from 2007 to 2010, and 2016 to the present; the Oregon District Attorney’s Association Legislative Committee from 2007 to 2012, and a member of the Oregon Violence Against Women Act Board from January 2010 to December 2012.

From 2001 to 2010, he was on staff at the National Advocacy Center for the National College of District Attorney’s in Columbia, South Carolina, teaching Trial Advocacy 1 and 3, Cross Examination, and the Faculty Development courses. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Healy was a member of the Portland/Metro Auto Theft Task Force. In 1999, Mr. Healy was Trial Attorney of the Year for the Clackamas County DA’s Office; and in 2001, was President of the Clackamas County Bar Association. Currently, Mr. Healy is also a member of the Oregon State Bar/Press Broadcaster’s Council.


Scott usually teaches the following courses (subject to change):

CCJ 310 American Courts (campus program

Students in Scott Healy’s prior classes note the following about his teaching:

“Professor Scott Healy is a great professor for the years of experience he has and was able to give to the class. He was teaching an American Courts class and his actual courtroom experience was a very big part of making the class interesting and helped you learn as much as possible. You could tell he enjoyed his job of teaching the class. ”


“I found Professor Healy did a great job simplifying the complexity and details of American Courts into a way students can understand. He broke down the structures and procedures courts use every day and provided solid examples that made learning the material both more enjoyable as well as easier to comprehend. Being able to learn about real cases in which he was a part of was another reason he was outstanding. I think it is one thing to have a professor teach a class but to have someone who has numerous years in what he or she is teaching enhances the learning opportunities.”