JUVENILE DELINQUENCY LAW, POLICY, AND PROCEDURE
(LAWJ-4062) - 3 UNIT
The Juvenile Justice Clinic course offers students a unique opportunity for an in-depth study of California juvenile delinquency law and procedure, as well as practical litigation experience. This course is a year-long, ten-unit course, comprised of a three-unit advanced criminal litigation skills course, a three-unit juvenile justice and procedure class and a four-unit clinic. Students must enroll in all three components of the class; only the advanced criminal litigation skills course and the juvenile justice and procedure class will be graded; the clinic is ungraded. The students represent children charged with criminal acts in the Los Angeles County Superior Court Juvenile Division in Inglewood.
Students are responsible for all aspects of representation including: interviewing, negotiations, investigations, discovery, motions, oral advocacy, trial advocacy, sentencing and post disposition. Case theory, legal research and writing are also core components of the substantive class as well as the clinical experience. While the focus of the course is on the juvenile delinquency system, the litigation skills developed in the class are applicable in any legal environment.
Civil Procedure (LAWJ-1001)
Criminal Law (LAWD-1001)
Evidence (LAWJ-2003) (can be taken concurrently)