Legal Education for Adolescents Project (LEAP)


LEAP works with the Bay Area nonprofit Fresh Lifelines for Youth (“FLY,” founded by Christa Gannon, JD ’97) to provide weekly lessons on legal rights to at-risk youth in local high schools and juvenile detention facilities.

Commitment Required of Members:

Approximately 3 hours per week (teaching the class, including transportation to and from the site), and approximately 10 hours of additional trainings with FLY staff throughout the quarter.

Open Membership Spots: 16

Adv. Degree Student Participation: Permitted

Winter Start: New members are required to participate in training and clearance application in the Fall Quarter. Teaching won’t begin until Winter Quarter.

Eligible for Meeting NYS Bar Pro Bono Requirement: Unlikely

Language Ability Preference: No language requirements, but Spanish may be useful.

Project Leaders: Gabrielle Braxton and Jordan Payne