The Youth Law Academy

The Youth Law Academy is a three year program for Oakland high school students to help them build their confidence and understanding of the path to college. Recognizing the need for more diversity in the legal profession we ultimately hope to inspire our students to seek a career in the law for the betterment of our community.

During this program they learn about the legal system, participate in a mock trial, participate in ethnic studies in the law seminars, are introduced to critical issues and injustices in the legal system, and receive a free SAT preparation course and college and financial aid advising. After their three years in the program we also provide support to them as they embark into their college years.

The Youth Law Academy is accepting applicants! Please see below for additional requirements and how to apply.

YLA Admission Requirements:

1) Candidates must be a Freshman at the time of their application. The program begins in the fall of their 10th grade year (Fall 2017-2018 academic school year);

2) Currently attending an Oakland High School (Charter, District, Private, etc.) and currently an Oakland Resident;

3) Candidate must know that he/she will be going to college upon high school graduation;

4) Candidate must be self-initiated and committed to completing program requirements.

Diversity Legal Pipeline

The Diversity Legal Pipeline is an intensive, week long pre-law bootcamp that introduces students to the law school application process and puts them face to face with law students, lawyers, and judges who help inspire them to know that a legal education is within their reach.

Click below to apply to the Summer 2017 DLP!

Special thanks to our Youth Law Academy Funders