The SJP will work within the Youth Defender Clinic to holistically represent youth clients in disciplinary and criminal cases arising in or around schools.
East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
June 1, 2013
The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) and the Berkley Law Foundation (BLF) have selected Cory Isaacson as their joint fellow for the School Justice Project (SJP).
The SJP aims to increase opportunity and justice for low-income students living in Alameda County, a goal that fits directly with EBCLC’s mission of doing the same for all Alameda County residents living in poverty. To reach that goal, SJP will work within the Youth Defender Clinic to holistically represent youth clients in disciplinary and criminal cases arising in or around schools.
“Cory will be an outstanding advocate for at-risk youth in expulsion proceedings.SJP dovetails with and expands on EBCLC’s existing work, and Cory will make the project a success. She is addressing a great need in the community, and we are confident she will be an excellent mentor and clinical supervisor,” said Holly Baldwin, BLF board president.
The East Bay Community Law Center provides free legal services to eligible East Bay clients. Since its founding in 1988 by law students at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, EBCLC has become the largest provider of free legal services in the East Bay.Tags: Schools: Discipline