The Youth & Justice Clinic examines the role of the lawyer in the juvenile justice process.  Students  work in teams representing detained youth on non-criminal, civil legal issues in cooperation with attorneys and nonprofit organizations – specifically with Mental Health Advocates of Los Angeles.  In terms of lawyering skills, the class provides opportunities, both through simulation and work on real cases, to develop skills in client interviewing and counseling, case preparation, interviewing experts, motion/brief writing, policy briefing and institutional advocacy.  



The Youth & Justice Clinic is taught by Professor Jyoti Nanda.​

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