Kelly Orians

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Law
Department: School of Law
Office location and address
580 Massie Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
LAW 8657: Decarceration and Community Reentry Clinic
Credits: 4
The purpose of this clinic is for students to explore how mass incarceration was created and how it is maintained; to interrogate how and why the attendant consequences of contact with the criminal justice system all but guarantee unemployment / underemployment, housing instability / homelessness, financial insecurity, and re-incarceration; and to develop the legal skills to support formerly incarcerated people and their families with resolving the collateral consequences of incarceration, while empowering their clients and the communities to which they return to create sustainable systemic change and drive community economic development.