Students in the Youth Justice Clinic develop important lawyering and other skills representing children, youthful offenders, parents/guardians, or other interested stakeholders in delinquency appeals, sentencing challenges, or other cases or causes that present youth justice issues. The clinic’s work seeks to supplement traditional juvenile court delinquency representation with a range of advocacy efforts in various venues to address the special needs, vulnerabilities, and capacities of youth.
Clinic students handle various aspects of advocacy and representation, such as: drafting appellate briefs and other litigation-related documents; developing and implementing case strategies and plans; engaging with clients, parents/guardians, and youth justice partners; negotiating with adversaries and others; and advancing youth-centered arguments in appellate courts and other settings.
Contacting the Youth Justice Clinic
Youth Justice Clinic
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4340 Connecticut Avenue NW, Room 301
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 274-7314
Fax: (202) 274-5569
Clinic Director: Professor Saleema Snow