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Expungement of Criminal Records - 2211

Expungement of Criminal Records
Class Term:
Fall Term 2020-2021
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3 (2 Contact, 1 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
Experiential Learning
General Enrollment Course
Full Year Course:
Standard Courses

Additional Information

In addition to time servicing clients, students will also have writing assignments throughout the semester to reflect on their experiences and its relationship to their legal education and professional development, and to demonstrate their mastery of the laws and their application. 

3 experiential learning credits. Class initially and periodically meets at the law school, with remaining experiential hours to be arranged through NLS.


Grading Details

Completion of all experiential hours (60%) and writing assignments (40%)


This course provides hands-on experiential learning,  working directly with clients on their expungement-related needs.  This includes client consultation, drafting of petitions and other legal documents, and court representation as needed.  Training and ongoing supervision by Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS).  This course is also part of a research study on the effectiveness of expungement in improving employment and housing opportunities for those who were formerly in the criminal justice system.  The research study is coordinated by Harvard Law School and jointly sponsored by Pitt Law, NLS, and Duquesne Law. 

Expungement of Criminal Records