Juvenile Justice Clinic

Students in the Juvenile Justice Clinic represent children who have been charged in juvenile delinquency proceedings. Law students negotiate with district attorneys, conduct contested hearings or trials, and advocate for proper dispositions and sentences.  As part of their clinic work, students also have the opportunity to shadow Juvenile Public Defenders and observe all aspects of their work in Juvenile Court. This clinic focuses on the meaning and importance of developing an attorney-client relationship, explores the role of juvenile defense attorneys as adversarial counsel in the context of a problem-solving court, and examines the history, policy and interrelationship of the systems that affect children accused of criminal behavior.

Credits: 6. Graded.
Professor Mary Berkheiser