RCP - Student Information

Students interested in working on the Record Clearance Project can enroll in Justice Studies JS140 or JS141 [pdf]. 

RCP classes

JS140: 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.

JS141: Record Clearance Project Representation – 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.