SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCACY LAW AND PRACTICE
(LAWJ-4125) - 2 UNITS

The YJEC Special Education Advocacy course is limited to students enrolled in the Youth Justice Education Clinic I: Special Education Advocacy. This course focuses on teaching law students a knowledge base in special education law (Federal and California) and developing lawyering skills required to represent clients with disabilities in school-based advocacy such as in Individualized Education Program ("IEP") meetings. Students learn how to identify unaddressed special education needs from school records, request special education assessments, and advocate at IEP meetings. The course also focuses on training students on interviewing clients, counseling clients, negotiating with opposing parties, and other essential skills.

Admission to course is by application only; limited to students in the Youth Justice Education Clinic Due Process and Litigation Clinic.

Experiential Course  

Prerequisites:
Youth Justice Education Clinic I: Special Education Advocacy (LAWD-5006)  (can be taken concurrently)