The 2019 Summer Legal Fellowship Program
launched a new cohort of

diverse and inspiring leaders!

For photos, student reflections and remarks from the graduation ceremony,
click here

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.


Read our 2017 Annual Report and
 2018 Summer Program Yearbook

Our Programs
  • 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.

Center for Youth Development through Law

2120 University Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94704

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