Project Clean Slate


Stanford Law’s Project Clean Slate partners with the Record Clearance Project at San Jose State University and the Clean Slate Program at the San Joaquin Public Defender’s Office to help people expunge their criminal records and get their lives back on track. Clients come to Project Clean Slate, the Record Clearance Project, and the Clean Slate Program to re-open doors that otherwise were closed to them because of their record, like the opportunity to use their skills and advance their career.

Commitment Required of Members:

Students must attend a training the quarter they begin, meet with SJSU students to prepare in advance of any speed screening they attend, and attend at least one speed screening during each quarter. Students must also attend at least one record clearance day at the San Joaquin Public Defender’s Office during the year. Eligible students will also have the opportunity to be certified to appear in court under attorney supervision.

Open Membership Spots: 12

Adv. Degree Student Participation: Permitted

Winter Start: Not Permitted; Fall Start Required

Eligible for Meeting NYS Bar Pro Bono Requirement: Likely

Project Leaders: Katie Garcia, Gabi Smith, Angela Xiao, and Stella Zhou