FREE Resource from Clearinghouse Community

April 21, 2015

Law students interested in the real world of public interest law practice are invited to join the Clearinghouse Community, the new free resource from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

The Clearinghouse Community follows on the rich tradition of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy and covers—in a practice-oriented way—developments in a wide range of poverty law topics of interest to students in the Civil Rights Clinic. For example, this month the Clearinghouse Community is featuring content on criminal records: an article on expungement as a gateway to workan advocacy story on preventing commercial background screeners from reporting expunged cases, and a Google+ Hangout on Air scheduled for April 29 with a professor and student in the Record Clearance Project at San José State University. Students may also want to check out curated collections of articles on criminal records, racial justice, and fair housing.

In fact, the Clearinghouse Community archives include an advocacy story by Charlotte School of Law’s own Prof. Jason Huber on the Civil Rights Clinic’s successful Ban the Box campaign.

The Shriver Center no longer requires a subscription to access these materials. Readers can simply register on the site (see the link in the upper right hand corner). Be sure to sign up to receive a monthly email linking to all of that month’s new content.


Ban the Box receiving national attention… Again!

October 1, 2014

The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law is a non-profit organization based out of Chicago that provides national leadership in advancing laws and policies to improve the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty.  As part of the Shriver Center’s advocacy, they choose to highlight other groups who are doing excellent work throughout the US.

Last April, the Charlotte School of Law Civil Rights Clinic won the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project for its great work on the Ban the Box project.  This year, the work continues as the Clinic is pushing Ban the Box out into municipalities surrounding Charlotte, as well as persuading private companies to adopt the same policies.  The Shriver Center posted a wonderful synopsis of the Clinic’s work with Ban the Box, giving the Clinic well-deserved national recognition.

Check out this link on the Shriver Center website to read more about how Ban the Box is helping the Charlotte community.


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