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Fall 2018
5102 Records Sealing and Expunction II - DOW,KATYA/NORBERGS- 21720

Professor(s): Katya Dow (OTHER FACULTY)
Ingrid Norbergs (STAFF)

Credits: 1

Course Areas: Criminal Law 
Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships

Time: ARRANGED    Location:  

Course Outline: Students must have completed Records Sealing & Expunction Clinic I.

Having a criminal or juvenile delinquency record can create major barriers in obtaining employment, financial aid, housing, public benefits, educational and licensing opportunities, military enlistment, and many other benefits. Most juvenile records and certain adult records can be sealed or removed from an individual’s criminal history, thereby increasing opportunities for employment, education, and more.

This course will give law students the opportunity to continue gaining experience in three different types of records clearing procedures: (1) juvenile records sealing; (2) expunctions of adult criminal records; and (3) nondisclosure orders for adult criminal records. Students will have the opportunity to choose which types of records clearing cases they would like to focus on.

Students will be assigned clients and handle their cases from start to finish, including: (1) meeting with the client to explain the records clearing procedure and its effects and obtain necessary paperwork; (2) drafting all necessary pleadings; (3) assisting clients in obtaining court fee waivers; (4) both e-filing and in-person filing procedures; (5) attending court hearings; and, for students who are eligible for student bar cards, (6) presenting motions to the judge and arguing for the granting of records sealing applications.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus updated 4/9/18

Course Notes:   Quota=6. Students must contact Ingrid Norbergs at imnorber@central.uh.edu to receive permission to enroll.

Meetings will be arranged as needed to discuss case status. Students must also be available to hold client meetings, make trips to court to file and argue motions, and attending records sealing hearings.
This course is pass/fail.

Prerequisites: Yes  Records Sealing I

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam: NO
Paper:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: field placement

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (4/9/2018 10:37:12 AM)

No book required for this course

Materials will be made available in class and/or via e-mail. Students will be invited to a Dropbox folder entitled “JCAP Students,” in which digital materials can be found.