Education Law PracticumClass Term:
Fall Term 2017-2018Catalog Number:
3 (2 Contact, 0 Field)Graduation Requirements:
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year PriorityFull Year Course:
Grades will be determined in the following: Class Participation 10% Work with ELC 30%, Classroom Presentation 30%, Reflection Papers 30%.
This practicum is designed to introduce students to the range of issues that arise when the education and juvenile justice systems intersect in the school-to-prison pipeline. The seminar component will equip students with a deep understanding of the school-to-prison pipeline and how it is shaped by both education and criminal law and policy. The experiential component of this course will provide students with the opportunity to work on local issues through partnership with the Education Law Center. Students will leave this course having developed critical insight into reform strategies and challenges to address the problem in both systems, and gained valuable skills in youth justice advocacy.