Course Description

LAW 750 - Youth & Justice Clinic

Note:  Law 750 is a live client clinical course. An application is required for admission.  There are no prerequisites required for this clinic.  

By completion of this course, students will have a complete understanding of the inner workings of the Juvenile Justice System, both nationally and locally with a focus on issues impacting youth who interact with the criminal justice system.  Students will learn how to interview youth/child clients, spot legal issues, advocate within county agencies and how to highlight systematic problems and advocate for systemic reform. We will represent clients in partnership with attorneys in Los Angeles in one or more of the following areas: expulsion (County administrative hearings), mental health/health needs (probation advocacy) special education (IEP hearings), guardianship/adoption (agency filings), benefits for foster youth (county administrative hearings), expungement (interview and county filings) and statewide youth related legislation (research, bill writing & legislative advocacy).  In addition, students will meet stakeholders (youth, Judges, policymakers, Probation leaders and organizers) and complete a policy brief or similar tangible work product on a systemic issue and present it to an appropriate audience.

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Jyoti Nanda 17S 750 LEC 1 WF 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6.0 No No
Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline June 27, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Jyoti Nanda 14F 750 LEC 1 T 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 2.0 No No
Jyoti Nanda 15S 750 LEC 1 M 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM 2.0 No No
Jyoti Nanda 16S 750 LEC 1 WF 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4.0 No No
Enrollment determined through experiential course registration process conducted last summer.
Experiential Courses - Clinics, Simulations, and Externships; Criminal Law and Procedure; Family Law; Gender & Sexual Orientation Law; Critical Race Studies;