Crawford High School
Academy of Law

The Academy of Law encompasses a theme-based, college preparatory curriculum and extensive extracurricular and academic support programs.

The curriculum includes three elements:

  • Law-related content embedded in required courses in English, Social Studies, Math and Science
  • Law-specific elective courses such as Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice
  • Work-based learning throughout the 3 years of study

The Academy:

  • Creates a source of engagement for students who are “at risk.” Academy-style, school-within-a-school themed education has been remarkably successful in bridging the achievement gap and increasing high graduation and college-going rates
  • Provides a rigorous course of study that prepares students for college and careers
  • Creates multiple pathways to success so that students can learn about and pursue opportunities that they would not otherwise be exposed to and set and work toward career and college goals
  • Provides a positive understanding of the legal system and its role in society, enhancing civic education for citizenship and enhancing community service and civic engagement
  • Provides students with attorney role models and mentors who can teach, inspire, and support students to college and career pathways
  • Attorneys serve as mentors to 11th grade Academy students.   Mentors work with students between October and June for about 65 minutes each month.    

For more information, please contact:
Christian G. Andreu-von Euw

For additional information about Mentoring, please contact:

Amy W. Estrada and Shailendra U. Kulkarni

Important Links

  • Register to be a Mentor

    Crawford High School is looking for practicing attorneys to serve as mentors to the eleventh graders in its Academy of Law program.  More than half of the participants are “at risk,” and mentors serve an important role in the Academy of Law curriculum. After a brief orientation, each mentor meets his or her assigned mentee during a full school period for approximately 65 minutes on a designated date and time each month from October 2019 through June 2020 (dates currently TBD). The meetings are at Crawford High, located approximately 10 minutes from downtown San Diego.

Important Dates

  • The mentor application deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is September 6, 2019.

Community Partners

  • San Diego Unified School District, Office of College, Career & Technical Education
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego County Superior Court
  • California Western School of Law
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law

    University of San Diego School of Law
  • San Diego Gas & Electric
  • DLA Piper LLP