Certificate(s): Public Interest and Social Justice Law Certificate (List C)
The legal topics of this course include: Fourth Amendment Searches and Seizures; Fifth Amendment and Miranda Warnings; Unlawful Sex Crimes; Property Crimes (Theft and Vandalism); Three Strikes; Gang Conspiracy Laws; Proposition 21; Juvenile Justice Trials; Hate Crimes; Accomplice Liability; Drugs and Alcohol; and Recidivism. Students teach practical legal skills primarily to at-risk youth on juvenile probation. Legal concepts include constitutional law, criminal law, and criminal procedure. The 14-week Program seeks to use the law as a vehicle to build life-skills in disadvantaged youth while empowering them to exit the juvenile justice system. The law students will serve not only as an instructor, but as a weekly positive role model for 20 youth over the 14-week period. The course includes three 8-hour training sessions, three lunch seminars, and regular check-in meetings. The trainings and seminars provide law students with instruction about substantive legal issues and serves as a forum for sharing general impressions and ideas concerning successful teaching techniques.
Graded Credit/No Credit.
Credit/No Credit. This course is for students who have completed Juvenile Justice Topics: Practical Applications (catalog 532) by volunteering to facilitate the FLY Law Program, a legal education and life skills course for at-risk youth. Former volunteers who would like to become the Lead Facilitator at a FLY Law Program site can receive credit through this course. Contact the course instructor if you have completed Juvenile Justice Topics: Practical Applications and you would like to become a site Lead. For students who have not volunteered with FLY and would like to receive credit for volunteering for the first time, you may enroll in Juvenile Justice Topics: Practical Applications (catalog 532). For more information, visit flyprogram.org. Students must apply for the Facilitator position with Fresh Lifelines for Youth and be accepted as a Facilitator in order to enroll in and receive credit for the course. For questions visit flyprogram.org or contact GeDa’ Jones Herbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.