RCP - Student Information
Students interested in working on the Record Clearance Project can enroll in Justice Studies JS140 or JS141.
JS 140: Record Clearance Project – Practical Legal Skills (3 units; 100 W is a prerequisite)
Learn a range of legal skills, including legal analysis, reading a rap sheet, legal research, and working with an interpreter.
Apply those skills in interviewing clients at two community “Speed Screenings” and giving a community presentation on expungement law.
While this class focuses on assisting clients to clear their criminal records, the skills are applicable broadly.
JS 141: Record Clearance Project – Representation (3 units; JS 140 is a prerequisite)
This class, in combination with JS 140, meets the Justice Studies internship requirement. Permission of instructor Margaret Stevenson is required for JS 141; successful completion of JS 140 required.
Represent clients seeking to get their criminal convictions dismissed. Apply interviewing and legal writing skills, and help people change their lives.