Expungement Clinic Provides Early Clinic Opportunity

Since Fall 2015, Joy Radice has directed our one-credit Expungement Clinic, offered to enable more students to experience live-client opportunities in advance of being eligible to appear in court. What began with a hotline, a few enthusiastic 1Ls from Professor Radice’s criminal law class, and a commitment to representing individuals with important legal needs quickly grew into a full-fledged clinic in which students, in collaboration with the prosecutor’s office, assist dozens of individuals each week in securing expungements from their criminal history. Professor Radice’s experience with the expungement project, her committee work with stakeholders redrafting juvenile expungement legislation, and her role as Co-Chair of the Expungement Subcommittee of the Knoxville Bar Association Access to Justice Committee has inspired her scholarship and her vision of a truly Reintegrative State.