’12 Justice Studies
“I saw the other side of the law—not just law enforcement.”
De La Torre, the first college graduate in his family, didn’t stop at a bachelor’s degree. After working with SJSU’s Record Clearance Project, he decided to pursue a career in law, a decision that stunned his parents, he admits. “But after taking the RCP course, I saw how I could use the law to help people.” Since 2008, the Record Clearance Project has provided an opportunity for SJSU undergrads to advocate for low-income individuals who, with their criminal records expunged, have a much better chance of getting jobs and living productive lives.
Photo: Thomas Sanders, ’15 MFA Photography