Student Engagement

RCP-class

Meet a few of the RCP advanced students from Spring 2021!

RCP welcomes students interested in empowering the community through legal advocacy. Attorneys and staff members create a dynamic environment where students learn and apply skills that their clients need to open doors to new futures.

JS 140: Practical Legal Skills

3 units

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 community “Speed Screenings” and giving a community presentation on expungement law. While this class focuses on assisting clients in clearing their criminal records, the skills are applicable broadly.

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JS 141: Representation

3 units

Represent clients seeking to get their criminal convictions dismissed. Apply interviewing and legal writing skills, and help people change their lives. Help guide new RCP students in their work. This class meets the Justice Studies internship requirement. JS 140 is a prerequisite; permission of instructor required.

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JS 142: Community Engagement

3 units

Work with people as they come out of custody to move forward with their lives. Represent clients seeking to get their criminal convictions dismissed. Help guide new RCP students in their work. This class meets the Justice Studies internship requirement. JS 140 is a prerequisite; permission of instructor required.

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