"Launching Youth into Law and Leadership," in the May 2020 issue of Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, featured CYDL and the importance of empowering youth from underrepresented backgrounds through exposure to law, legal careers, and social justice.


The activities, students and alumni of our Summer Legal Fellowship Program were featured in a short news video by The Recorder.

In August of 2018, student stories and our connection with the UC Berkeley School of Law were highlighted in a story on the Law School's website.

In 2014, our program activities were featured in Berkeleyside.

California Lawyer Magazine included this story on the program in its 2008 issue.


To see our film featuring in-depth student profiles, Change Is Possible, click here.



The Center for Youth Development through Law is recognized as a model education pipeline organization for our effectiveness in supporting socioeconomically disadvantaged youth in moving forward along the educational continuum into college and professional careers.


Our honors have included:


  • The 2011 California State Bar Education Pipeline Award

  • A chapter devoted to our program in The Education Pipeline to the Professions: Programs That Work to Increase Diversity [Sarah E. Redfield, Ed.,  South Carolina Press, 2012). Learn more about the book here.


 The book is available in PDF format.


  • Recognition as a model pipeline program by the American Bar Association

  • The 2008 Liberty Bell Award from the Alameda County Superior Court