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Clinic:Juvenile Justice: Post-Sentencing Advocacy and Reform

This clinic section will focus on post-sentencing advocacy and policy reform, providing students with an opportunity to represent youth and young adults who are incarcerated and/or struggling to return to their communities and a positive life path. Work on behalf of these clients, each of whom is paying a tremendous price for crimes they were alleged to have committed as children, will include expungement requests, petitions for removal from the juvenile sex offender registry, parole revocation hearings and some appellate and post-conviction litigation. In the wake of last year¿s Supreme Court decision invalidating mandatory life sentences for defendants under the age of 18, students will also have the opportunity to assist individuals entitled to re-sentencing based on this historic decision. Finally, the students in this section will engage in policy work designed to support systemic reform of the juvenile justice system, focusing especially on efforts to encourage rehabilitative programming and principles. These projects include efforts to decrease prosecution of children in criminal court, eliminate mandatory and extreme sentences for children, honor the due process rights of youth on parole and empower young people and their families with information about the criminal justice system. Students can expect to develop many lawyering skills in this course, including interviewing, counseling, investigation, legal research, negotiation, written and oral advocacy, and client relations. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and work with youth in the community via our ¿Know Your Rights¿ outreach curriculum. Note: class meetings for this course will be held jointly with the Frazier/Mahadev ¿Juvenile Justice¿ clinic section. NOTE: There will be a mandatory clinic student orientation hosted by clinic faculty on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.


Catalog Number: LITARB 734


Course History

Spring 2014
Title: Clinic:Juvenile Justice: Post-Sentencing Advocacy and Reform
Faculty: Biehl, Julie L. (courses  |  homepage)
Flaum, Alison R. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 10



Fall 2013
Title: Clinic:Juvenile Justice: Post-Sentencing Advocacy and Reform
Faculty: Biehl, Julie L. (courses  |  homepage)
Flaum, Alison R. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 7



Spring 2013
Title: Clinic:Juvenile Justice: Post-Sentencing Advocacy and Reform
Faculty: Biehl, Julie L. (courses  |  homepage)
Flaum, Alison R. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 7



Fall 2012
Title: Clinic:Juvenile Justice: Post-Sentencing Advocacy and Reform
Faculty: Biehl, Julie L. (courses  |  homepage)
Flaum, Alison R. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 7     Actual: 7



Fall 2011
Title: Clinic:Juv.Justice:Post Senten
Faculty: Biehl, Julie L. (courses  |  homepage)
Flaum, Alison R. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Clinic     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 9