(LAWI-4110) - 2 UNITS

The YJEC Education Policy Practicum seeks to expose law students to issues in education policy at the local, state, and national levels. Law students learn the major education policy issues affecting students, families, and schools in K-12 education today, like equity in funding and outcomes, accountability systems, special education and rights for students with disabilities, the needs of English Language Learner/Bilingual Emergent students, and addressing school discipline through restorative justice practices. The YJEC Education Policy Practicum focuses on the rights and needs of youth in the foster or juvenile justice systems, drawing on the experience and expertise of YJEC lawyers. Law students will attend local policy meetings and make public comment at a school board meeting, legislative hearing, or Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting. Students will engage in research and policy development, with their work culminating in a research paper and a policy project.

This is a competitive course with a brief application process. Students will apply through LLS Symplicity during the fall recruitment period.

Satisfies Writing Requirement   Satisfies Pro Bono Requirement   Experiential Course