Course Details

Clinic: Second Chances: Advocacy for Children in Juvenile & Criminal Court

This clinic section, part of the Children and Family Justice Center (CFJC), and will focus on supporting youth and young adults who have been in conflict with the law and are now seeking to return to their families and communities. Work will include direct representation in a variety of matters, in both the juvenile and criminal legal systems, as well as policy projects designed to support systemic reform. Clinic work will also include opportunities to contribute to reforms aimed at supporting, rather than surveilling, young people in their communities as well as direct representation of youth and young adults seeking removal from law enforcement registries and expungement of criminal records. 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, sentencing and incarceration.

Catalog Number: LITARB 734
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning


Course History

Spring 2021
Title: Clinic: Second Chances: Advocacy for Children in Juvenile & Criminal Court
Faculty: Biehl, Julie L. (courses | profile)
Flaum, Alison R. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8

Fall 2020
Title: Clinic: Second Chances: Advocacy for Children in Juvenile & Criminal Court
Faculty: Biehl, Julie L. (courses | profile)
Flaum, Alison R. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 5     Actual: 6

Spring 2020
Title: Clinic: Second Chances: Advocacy for Children in Juvenile & Criminal Court
Faculty: Flaum, Alison R. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8

Fall 2019
Title: Clinic:Second Chances: Juvenile Justice: Post-Sentencing Advocacy and Reform
Faculty: Flaum, Alison R. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8

Spring 2019
Title: Clinic:Second Chances: Juvenile Justice: Post-Sentencing Advocacy and Reform
Faculty: Biehl, Julie L. (courses | profile)
Flaum, Alison R. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 12     Actual: 10

Fall 2018
Title: Clinic:Juv.Justice:Post Senten
Faculty: Flaum, Alison R. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 8