601:748. COMMUNITY REENTRY PRACTICUM (2 or 3) S
Prerequisite: Students must have already taken Professional Responsibility or must be taking the course concurrently.
Students in the Community Reentry Practicum work with ex-offenders, as well as young adults at risk of involvement with the criminal justice system, to resolve civil legal matters that present barriers to employment, education, and advancement in society.
In conjunction with a community partner agency, students interview young adults, determine their eligibility for expungement, and then draft expungement petitions for eligible clients. Students also work with ex-offenders who are referred to the program through the U. S. District Court for assistance with issues such as municipal court warrants and family court matters.
Students attend a weekly seminar where they will learn interviewing, counseling, and drafting skills along with substantive law. The course also examines the challenges and public policy implications of our work within the legal system.
Second-, third-, and fourth-year students may enroll in this course. Professional Responsibility is a prerequisite or may be taken concurrently.