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2018 Summer Program The candidate will join Education Defense and Justice for Youth: Education Advocacy Clinic division. Students provide education advocacy for youth who are ensnared in, or are at risk of entering, the juvenile justice system. Working closely with students in the Youth Defender Clinic, law students provide special education and expulsion representation to students in Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and several other school districts in Alameda County. Providing education advocacy for clients in juvenile court. Representing students in school expulsion proceedings. Advocating for students at Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, pre-expulsion hearings and other school-related meetings. Requesting special education assessments and independent educational evaluations. Conducting legal research, drafting demand letters and administrative complaints. Representing students in mediations and special education administrative hearings. Interviewing and counseling clients and parents. Providing limited scope legal assistance on a range of education issues. Working on policy projects related to the school-to-prison pipeline and school push-out. Have primary responsibility for legal work, including conducting client interviews, counseling clients, negotiating settlements, drafting pleadings and representing clients in administrative hearings and court proceedings. Make a substantial contribution to meeting the legal needs of the low-income community at a time when resources to address these needs are increasingly scarce. Note : The summer session is ten weeks long; May 29, 2018 through August 3, 2018. Deadline : March 31, 2018.
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