Holistic Juvenile Defense and Advocacy Seminar | L5031

This course teaches law students a holistic juvenile defense model that includes a focus on the need to represent the youth in ongoing and concurrent procedures both inside and outside the delinquency system, and the need to consider and mitigate the “collateral consequences” of juvenile adjudications. The class will be co-taught by Elise Logemann and Kim Dvorchak from the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center with guest speakers from Padres Y Jovenes Unidos, a grassroots organizing group, as well as other prominent lawyers in the juvenile delinquency field, to address issues related to the zealous and robust defense of juveniles accused of crimes and the representation of juveniles after adjudication and in school proceedings. Students can enroll in just this 2-credit in class seminar or you can enroll in the course with a corresponding externship. For more information on the fieldwork associated with the externship and how to apply, contact the externship office at externships@law.du.edu.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 2
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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