Creating a Prison to University Pipeline

Prison Education and the New "Clean Slate" Laws

This CLE (satisfying the "Elimination of Bias" requirement) will provide an overview of
LIFTED (Leveraging Inspiring Futures Through Education), a new University of California,
Irvine initiative offering a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) to incarcerated students and will address
key legal policy issues facing incarcerated students, in particular, access to federal
financial aid in and after prison. This CLE will also provide a review of the new and existing
“clean slate” laws which help individuals expunge their criminal records after their release from


Keramet Reiter (Harvard AB '03): UCI Criminology and Law Professor and Director of LIFTED
Katie Tinto: UCI Clinical Professor of Law and Criminal Justice Clinic Director
Hector Cervantes: Program Director, UCI Underground Scholars Initiative
**Moderated by Nahal Kazemi (Harvard AB '02, JD '04), Senior Counsel, Keller/Anderle LLP

When: 4:30 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 7
Where: UC Irvine Law School (401 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697)
Cost: The event is free, but registration is required. UCI Law will provide complimentary parking.

Questions: Contact Patty Le-Narula ( or 714-496-3514)

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4:30PM - 7:00PM Tue 7 Feb 2023, Pacific timezone


UCI Law School
401 E. Peltason Drive
Irvine, CA 92697 US

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