Stevenson, Margaret (Peggy)

Lecturer AY-C, Justice Studies
Director SJSU Record Clearance Project





Preferred: (408) 924-2758

Office Hours

Tues 2:00 - 5:45; Thurs 2:00 - 2:45 & by appointment

I teach Courts and Society (JS) 103 on Tuesday evenings. I will be happy to send you a syllabus. I also direct the SJSU Records Clearance Project (RCP). The SJSU RCP originated in January 2008 as the class project in Courts and Society. Based on its enormous success and effect on all involved, the Record Clearance Project is launching as an expanded program. More information regarding it appears at


  • null, Univ Of Cal-Los Angeles, 1983
  • Bachelor of Arts, Stanford Univ, 1975

Licenses and Certificates

  • Admitted to practice law in California, 1984


Margaret (Peggy) Stevenson began teaching Courts and Society at San Jose State University in Fall 2007. She developed the Record Clearance Project as a to give students hands-on experience with the law and the court system. For 12 years before that, Stevenson taught Stanford and Santa Clara law students at community-based clinics, and was the Executive Director of two clinical programs. Prior to teaching, Stevenson was a legal services attorney for 10 years in California, New Jersey and Massachusetts. She worked on a range of poverty law issues, including employment, housing, immigration, consumer, health and other matters. She has written numerous training materials for students and legal rights materials for clients. Stevenson received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her JD from UCLA School of Law. She clerked for a federal judge after graduating from law school. She speaks and writes fluent Spanish.