Course Details

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

Students enrolled in this clinic section, part of the Children and Family Justice Center (CJFC), will represent youth and adults in a wide variety of settings and gain valuable litigation and policy experience in the process. They might advocate for youth in pre-trial, trial, and post-trial juvenile court proceedings, appeals, and in 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 who were given lengthy or life sentences for crimes they committed as children, and draft amicus briefs to state appellate and supreme courts or to the U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, as work in this clinic intersects with national, statewide, and local activism and conversations occurring around race/structural racism, policing, and prosecution, students can expect readings and discussion that will explore the history of policing in Chicago and its particular effect on arrest and prosecution, the school-to-prison pipeline, wrongful convictions, and sentencing.

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


Course History

Spring 2021
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

Fall 2020
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 2020
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

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