Youth Law Academy Application
Thank you for your interest in the Youth Law Academy. The Youth Law Academy helps Oakland students gain a better understanding of the U.S. legal system, college entrance requirements, careers in Law, and civic responsibility. You also participate in a mock trial with attorney coaches, visit law firms and court houses, and have summer internship opportunities. The Youth Law Academy is designed to motivate students and enhance the academic skills necessary for success throughout high school and beyond. There is no cost to participate in the Youth Law Academy!

Classes are held from 5-6:30 pm during the school year, usually at the Centro Legal de la Raza office near Fruitvale BART. Classes are held on Tuesdays for Sophomores, Mondays for Juniors, and Wednesdays for Seniors.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION:

1). Candidates must be a Freshman at the time of their application. The Program begins in the Fall of their 10th grade year (Fall 2017-2018 academic school year)

2). Currently attending an Oakland High School (Charter, District, Private, etc.) and currently an Oakland Resident;

3). Candidate must know that he/she will be going to college upon high school graduation;

4) Candidate must be self-initiated and committed to completing program requirements.


NOTE: THERE ARE SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS AND AN ESSAY TO COMPLETE. IT WOULD BE BEST TO ANSWER THE SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS AND ESSAY IN A MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT OR GOOGLE DOCUMENT WHERE YOU CAN EDIT AND SAVE YOUR RESPONSES. ONCE YOU ARE DONE, YOU MAY COME BACK TO THE APPLICATION, COPY AND PASTE YOUR RESPONSES FROM YOUR SAVED WORK. THEN CLICK SUBMIT ONCE ALL OF THE REQUIRED INFORMATION HAVE BEEN ANSWERED! GOOD LUCK!

First Name
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Last Name
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High School Graduation Year
Home Address, City,
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Zip code
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Home Phone Number
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Applicant's Cell Phone Number
If you do not have a cell phone, please provide a parent's cell number.
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Can you receive text messages on your cell phone?
Date of Birth
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Email address
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Gender
Race
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Ethnicity
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Do you require any special accommodations due to disability?
If you do require special accommodations, please indicate what type of accommodations you need?
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Do you speak another language besides English?
If so, what language do you speak?
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What High School are you currently attending (2016-2017)?
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Are you planning to attend the same high school next year or a different school?
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Please indicate the amount of your family's yearly income.
At the time of the interview process, you will be asked to submit a copy of your parent's recent tax return.
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Including you, your parents, and siblings and other relatives, how many people live in your household?
(Including siblings that are in college that are still supported by your parents)
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Father/Guardian
First and Last Name
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Father/Guardian Cell Phone Number
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Father/Guardian Employer & Job Title
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Father/Guardian Highest Level of Education Completed
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Mother/Guardian Name
First and Last Name
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Mother/Guardian Cell Phone Number
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Mother/Guardian's Highest Level of Education Completed
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Mother/Guardian Employer, Job Title
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How did you hear about the Youth Law Academy?
Please indicate name and job position
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Please list any extracurricular activities, pre-college programs, or sports you are currently participating in.
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Why are you interested in becoming an Associate of the Youth Law Academy?
Please give a well thought out response. If you need more time, best thing to do is answer the question on a word document. Copy and paste from word document to here when you are ready to submit the application.
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What are your educational and career goals? Have you thought about being an Attorney or another type of professional?
Please give a well thought out response. If you need more time, best thing to do is answer the question on a word document. Copy and paste from word document to here when you are ready to submit the application.
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Please list any honors, awards, or recognition you have received (school, community, church, athletics, etc.).
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What are some of your favorite hobbies, sports, activities? In other words, what do you do for fun and after school? Explain which is your favorite and why.
Please give a well thought out response. If you need more time, best thing to do is answer the question on a word document. Copy and paste from word document to here when you are ready to submit the application.
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Have you been involved in any student activism on or off campus? Or are you interested in social justice or civil rights? If so, please explain
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Briefly describe a situation in which you felt that you or others were treated unfairly or were not given an opportunity you felt you deserved. Why do you think this happened? How did you respond? Did the situation improve as a result of your response?
Please give a well thought out response. If you need more time, best thing to do is answer the question on a word document. Copy and paste from word document to here when you are ready to submit the application.
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MORAL CHARACTER QUESTION: A friend you know at school is known to sell weed to other students at school. One day, your friend asks you to hold a bag of weed because there are rumors that the Vice Principal will be searching your friend during the school day. You know this person enough to consider as a friend. You are thought of at school as “one of the good kids” that doesn’t do anything wrong like talk back to teachers, miss school and all of your teachers enjoy you as a student. You know that many students who have bought weed from your friend have been missing school a lot, their grades aren’t that great and when they are at school they disrupt your ability to learn in class. Do you hold the bag of weed for the day? Why or why not? Do you report this to the Principal? If so, what are the legal consequences your friend may face?
Please give a well thought out response of NO MORE THAN 1 PAGE. The response should include what your thoughts are about your high school, why do you think your friend sells drugs and why do teenagers use drugs. If you need more time, best thing to do is answer the question on a word document. Copy and paste from word document to here when you are ready to submit the application.
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The Youth Law Academy requires students to attend educational and leadership seminars throughout the academic school year. In addition, students will also attend the annual Swear-In Ceremony. Admitted students are expected to abide by program rules at all times. Program rules are outlined in our Student Handbook, which will be given to all new students.
Typing your name below indicates that you understand the commitment outlined above. It also certifies that all information on this application is complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge.
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