The 2019 Summer Legal Fellowship Program
launched a new cohort of
diverse and inspiring leaders!
The Center for Youth Development through Law provides transformative educational programs to youth from under-resourced East Bay communities, in cooperation with UC Berkeley School of Law.
By investing in our students' energy, talents, and passion for making a difference, we prepare them for higher education, fulfilling careers, community engagement and leadership.
Summer Legal Fellowship Program: A full-time, two-month program including paid internships, classes on the UC Berkeley School of Law campus, law and social justice curriculum, social and emotional learning, and college and career development.
Mentoring: Participants receive guidance in their college and career pursuits, and in turn have the opportunity to mentor younger students.
Mock Trial Program: Diverse legal professionals provide intensive coaching and mentoring in high schools throughout West Contra Costa County, preparing students for an annual county-wide competition and fostering their academic skills, aspirations and self-confidence.
More than 92% of our participants attend higher education!
Hear one student's story in this short video.