Course Details

Clinic:Juvenile Justice: Pre-Trial, Trial, and Post-Dispositional Advocacy

"Students enrolled in this clinical course will have the unique opportunity to represent youth and adults in a wide variety of settings and gain valuable litigation and policy advocacy experience in the process. For example, they might advocate for youth in pre-trial, trial, and/or post-trial delinquency proceedings in juvenile court; in appeals following juvenile adjudications and criminal convictions; and in various collateral proceedings. As part of a national litigation effort following the groundbreaking 2012 U. S. Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Alabama (which banned mandatory life sentences for youth), students might also represent individuals in adult criminal court, who were given lengthy or life sentences for crimes they allegedly committed as children, and draft amicus briefs to state appellate and supreme courts or to the U.S. Supreme Court. Interested students can also gain policy advocacy experience by working on one of the Children and Family Justice Center's many policy initiatives. Examples of such initiatives include: working with a broad coalition of lawyers and activists to provide legal expertise and research to support efforts to end the practice of imposing extreme sentences on youth and researching and drafting model policies on substantive areas of criminal law. Students can expect to develop many critical skills in this course that will prepare them for the practice of law, including interviewing, counseling, investigation, trial skills, legal research, negotiation, written and oral advocacy, client relations and professionalism."

Catalog Number: LITARB 733
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning,  Professional Writing


Course History

Fall 2019
Title: Clinic:Juvenile Justice: Pre-Trial, Trial, and Post-Dispositional Advocacy
Faculty: Mahadev, Shobha L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8

Spring 2019
Title: Clinic:Juvenile Justice: Pre-Trial, Trial, and Post-Dispositional Advocacy
Faculty: Frazier, Carolyn E. (courses | profile)
Mahadev, Shobha L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 12     Actual: 12

Fall 2018
Title: Clinic:Juvenile Trials/Policy
Faculty: Frazier, Carolyn E. (courses | profile)
Mahadev, Shobha L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 12     Actual: 12

Spring 2018
Title: Clinic:Juvenile Justice: Pre-Trial, Trial, and Post-Dispositional Advocacy
Faculty: Frazier, Carolyn E. (courses | profile)
Mahadev, Shobha L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8

Fall 2017
Title: Clinic:Juvenile Justice: Pre-Trial, Trial, and Post-Dispositional Advocacy
Faculty: Frazier, Carolyn E. (courses | profile)
Mahadev, Shobha L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8

Spring 2017
Title: Clinic:Juvenile Justice: Pre-Trial, Trial, and Post-Dispositional Advocacy
Faculty: Frazier, Carolyn E. (courses | profile)
Mahadev, Shobha L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8

Fall 2016
Title: Clinic:Juvenile Justice: Pre-Trial, Trial, and Post-Dispositional Advocacy
Faculty: Frazier, Carolyn E. (courses | profile)
Mahadev, Shobha L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8