The Youth Justice Clinic (YJC) is either a full-year
or fall-semester-only, three-credit, graded clinic in which third-year law
students represent children and young adults in delinquency and district
courts; middle-school and high-school students facing disciplinary proceedings
in their schools; young adults seeking to expunge their records; and sixteen-
and seventeen-year olds seeking legal emancipation. Students work in Durham, Orange,
and Wake counties.
Criminal Lawyering Process (CLP) is a three-credit, graded, writing experience (WE) course. All Youth Justice Clinic students must take this course during the 3rd year fall semester. Using
simulations, discussion, video, and lecture, students cover the practical skills as
well as the substantive procedural law needed in court and administrative
hearings. The course also presents for discussion and written reflection and
analysis of ethical, strategic and systemic issues that arise in our cases.
Each week, students will prepare a short writing assignment focusing on
different components of defense practice.
Students electing the full-year option will have six credits in the fall and
three credits in the spring. Students electing the fall-only option have six
credits in the fall.