JRP: Juvenile Rights Project

Through JRP, law students receive training regarding  civil  rights.  Once  trained,  students  will  visit  local  high  schools  and  give  presentations  to  the  students  on  the  subject of civil rights in police encounters. The focus of the presentation primarily involves what the police can and cannot do and how best to deal with the police in certain encounters. Volunteers also emphasize what the students’ rights are, including the rights they have to refuse searches of different kinds, how to assert their rights, and even how best to address the officers to defuse the situation in the first place. In order to keep the students engaged, the presentations incorporate various role-playing activities. If you would like to get involved with JRP or have any questions, please email Ushma Vyas at vyasu@lls.edu

2016 Fall JRP Schedule

JRP Training:

  • Monday, 9/26 from 12-2pm in Casassa 405

JRP Workshops:

  • Friday, 09/28 from 7:30am-2:40pm @Cabrillo Academy in Long Beach
  • Wednesday, 10/05 from 12:30-2:00pm @New Designs in LA

*If interested in participating in one or both of these outings, please contact jrployola@gmail.com.