Support the Youth Law Academy Today!

The Youth Law Academy would not be the same without the consistent support of judges, attorneys, law firms, and our broader legal community.

Ways to support the pipeline include:

Attorney Mentors help our students understand the pathway to law school and what it takes to be successful in their academic and career journeys. By sharing your personal experiences you can make a difference in a student’s life by being a relatable role model and answering their questions. Mentors are generally expected to attend two mentorship meetings per year and have at least monthly check-ins via phone, zoom, or email with their mentees.

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Internships provide our students with valuable career experience and growth. Core internships are designed for the educational benefit of our students and to introduce them to positive adult role models who work within the law. Core internships are designed to be 100 hours and can include educational assignments for the students, job shadowing, and light office tasks designed to introduce them to law practice.

More in-depth internships are possible for firms that are capable of funding their intern. It is not uncommon for law firms to hire our students as entry level legal assistants so please reach out if you are interested in hiring one of our students or alumni.

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We are currently seeking law firms that would be interested in hosting our students for an office visit or mentorship mixer. These events typically take place either around lunchtime or in the evening and are two hours long on average. Please talk to us if you are interested in lending your space for one of these events!

If you would like to learn more, please reach out YLA Program Manager, Mara Chavez-Diaz, at

Last but not least, we are always looking for financial support for our program and students. Individual contributions are unrestricted funds that cover gaps that other forms of institutional support may not cover. Personal donations go a long way towards ensuring our students have access to paid internship opportunities, LSAT support, and also support our ongoing programming.

For any further questions, please reach out YLA Program Manager, Mara Chavez-Diaz, at

If you donate, please remember to send an email to Rara ( so the money can be allocated to YLA! Thank you for your interest in supporting our students and please reach out with any and all questions!

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Special Thanks to Our Youth Law Academy Funders

The Miranda Family Foundation

Clark R. Smith Family Foundation

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