At present, anywhere from 65 million to 100 million adults in the United States have a criminal record. One in three individuals in the U.S. is arrested by twenty-three years of age. Approximately 600,000 individuals return each year to communities throughout the U.S. from state and federal prisons. All of these individuals face enormous obstacles to moving forward with their lives, particularly because criminal records are easily accessible to employers, landlords and the general public. Their struggles, in turn, impact their families and communities.
This LTP is a 6 credit course with a seminar component that meets twice weekly. It includes a weekly expungement workshop held at a one-stop reentry center in Baltimore City, client representation and research/writing projects that focus on policy or legislative matters. The course satisfies the Cardin Requirement.
This LTP requires flexible schedules. The weekly workshops (conducted by teams of three or four student-attorneys) are held on Fridays, usually from 10:00 to Noon. If you have a rigid work schedule or other inflexible commitments (work, school or otherwise) please do not register for this course. If you are not available for two days each week (i.e., you work outside of the law school two days each week or your other commitments inside or outside of the law school take you away from the course for two days) please do not register for the course. Also, the Friday expungement workshops are mandatory. You can expect to conduct the workshop every other week during the semester. If you have questions about your ability to balance your commitments with this course please arrange to meet with Professor Michael Pinard before you enroll in this course.
Students who enroll in this course are required to attend the Law Practice Orientation Program.
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