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
- 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 90 minutes each month.
For more information, please contact:
Advisory Board Chair, Christian G. Andreu-von Euw | Morrison & Foerster LLP P. 858-720-5126; email@example.com
For additional information about Mentoring, please contact:
Sarah Brite Evans
- 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 orientation (tentatively set for September 22 from 6-8pm), each mentor meets his or her assigned mentee from 12:55pm-2:15pm on the third Tuesday of each month between October and June. The meetings are at Crawford High, located approximately 10 minutes from downtown San Diego.
- The mentor application deadline for the 2016-2017 school year is September 2, 2016.
- 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