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California Law Academy Symposium Awards and Scholarship Reception

September 21 @ 9:00 am 7:00 pm

California Law Academy Symposium Awards and Scholarship Reception. September 21 at UC Law San Francisco

UC Law San Francisco
198 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

The California Legal Pathways Collaborative (CLPC) invites Law Academy Teachers, Advisory Boards, Administrators and Volunteers to join CLPC for our symposium supporting and enhancing our law academy partnership for the ongoing success of our law academies and students.

Registration Deadline: September 7, 2024

Keynote Presentations

  • Hon. Martin Jenkins, Associate Justice – California Supreme Court
  • Anna Mercado Clark, President – National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Joint Reception and presentation of CLPC Scholarships and Program Awards

Law Academy Teaching Teams

A STREET LAW Comprehensive Skills/Curriculum Session (Limited to 50) Presented by: Street Law Training Staff on classroom presentation and techniques, curriculum content and much more.

Advisory Boards, Administrators and Volunteers

  • Best Practices in Building and Maintaining Successful Law Academies
  • Creating Dynamic and Engaged Advisory Boards
  • The Care and Feeding of Volunteers
  • Partnerships and Collaborations that Produce Outcomes
  • Measuring Success through Data Collection and Analysis

What You Will Learn

Teachers will be able to:

  • Use case summaries and case study strategies to teach about landmark and current SCOTUS cases
  • Facilitate Deliberations to discuss current and contested issues
  • Use Socratic seminars to help students collaboratively explore a text(s)
  • Access Street Law resources and websites to support instruction in law academies, and
  • Learn about each other’s programs

Administrators, Advisory Boards, and other volunteers will be able to:

  • Review Law Academy requirements and policies
  • Best Practices in building and maintaining successful academies and advisory boards
  • Measuring success through data collection and analysis
  • Sharing successes, failures and remedies
  • Celebrate the journeys of law academy alumni


Continental Breakfast and Registration | 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks | 9:30 to 9:40 a.m.

  • Ruthe Ashley, Chair, California Legal Pathways Collaborative
  • Jeremy Evans, President, California Lawyers Foundation
  • David Faigman: Chancellor and Dean, UCSF Law

Keynote Address: Martin Jenkins, Associate Justice – California Supreme Court | 9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  • Keynote Introduction:  Diego Arp, CLPC Board


Teacher Program Development | 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Street Law’s Case Study Methods Binder Tab 7 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Reviewing Street Law’s seven strategies for teaching about U.S. Supreme Court cases, Classifying Arguments, and discussion how to choose the right approach for your classroom
Explore Legal and | 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Discovering materials to integrate primary source analysis and inquiry-based instruction to engage your students in learning about Supreme Court cases.
Joint Lunch and Networking | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Using the Powerful Deliberation Teaching Strategy | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Applying this teaching strategy to discuss a current and contested topic in the United States today. We will ask: “Should violent juvenile offenders be punished as adults?”
Socratic Seminar: The Case of the Shipwrecked Sailors | 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Using the Socratic Seminar discussion strategy to consider the connection between law and morality. We will focus on whether necessity is ever a defense for taking a life and the purpose of punishment.
Accessing Street’s Law Free Resources and Staying in Touch | 3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Explore Street Law’s updated free resource library to access:
    • Classroom Guide to Mock Trials + ready to use mock trials
    • Classroom Guide to Moot Courts
    • SCOTUS in the Classroom (current) Cases
    • Hundreds of Case Summaries
    • A collection of Deliberation topics (at MS and HS levels)
    • Sign up for Street Law updates to stay in touch with us, and
    • much more
Debrief | 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • We will debrief the workshop and discuss scaffolding and differentiation needed to successfully implement these strategies in your classroom. We would greatly appreciate your honest feedback.
Administrator, Advisory Board and Volunteer Program Development | 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Refresher Course: Law Academy Requirements and Policies | 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Maria Burright, Education Administrator, California Department of Education
    See Education Code Sections 52690 to 52697;   
Cornerstones of Democracy: Civics, Civility and Collaboration | 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Law Academy Data Collection and Analytics | 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Moderator:  Patricia Lee, CLPC Vice Chair
  • Speakers: 
    • Mei Kim, Data Analytics Consultant
    • Aiden Kim, Data Analyst Intern
    • Linda Kingston, CLPC Board Member; Director CTE and Master Schedule, Sacramento City Unified School District (Ret.)
    • Peter Callas, Director, Career and College Transition Division, California Department of Education
Joint Lunch and Networking | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Law Academy Alumni | 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Moderator: Chalak Richards Guiness, CLPC Board; Dean of Students, Diversity and Belonging, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
The Care and Feeding of Advisory Boards and Volunteers | 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Moderator: Hon. Fumiko Wasserman, CLPC Board Member; Advisory Board Chair, Narbonne Law Academy
  • Speakers:
    • Carolina Tamayo, Law Academy Coordinator, John W. North High School
    • Hon. Audra Ibarra, Advisory Board Chair, Andrew P Hill and Yerba Buena High School Law Pathways
    • Hon. Dan Healy, Advisory Board Chair, Jesse Bethel Law Academy
    • Hon. David Cunningham, Advisory Board Chair, Washington Prep High School Law Academy
Sharing Best Practices | 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Moderator: Linda Kingston, CLPC Board Member; Director CTE and Master      Schedule, Sacramento City Unified School District (Ret.)
  • Speakers:
    • Ray Beattie, Lead Teacher, Crawford High School Law Academy
    • Michelle Fortune, Coordinator, Public Service Academy, Narbonne High School
    • Carlos Garcia, Coordinator, Florin High School Law Academy
    • Hon Judy Johnson, Advisory Board Chair, De Anza High School Law Academy
    • Katrina Traylor Rice: Lead Teacher, Jesse Bethel Law Academy
CLPC Resources and Support – Ruthe Ashley | 3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Participant Feedback and Next Steps (Implementing Strategies and Programs) | 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Facilitators:
    • Valerie James, CLPC Board Member, Sr. Asst Dean for Admissions, Financial Aid & Diversity Initiatives, Pacific McGeorge School of Law
    • Han Mi Yoon-Woo, CLPC Board Member, Executive Director Undergrad Admissions, University of California Office of the President

Joint Reception | 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome: Ruthe Ashley, CLPC Board Chair
Keynote: Anna Mercado Clark, Partner, Philips Lytle, Inc. – President, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Presentation of Academy Awards:

  • Law Academy Award
  • Teacher Award
  • Advisory Board Chair Award

Presentation of Scholarships:

  • Fastcase Scholarship Recipient
  • LSAC Scholarship Recipient
  • Ruthe Catolico Ashley Scholarship Recipients


  • $50 per person for each meeting
  • $40 for each additional team member

Driving Directions and Parking:

Taking BART to UCSF/SF Civic Center from SFO and OAK airports:

To qualify for the group discount, all parties must be a part of the same organization. For any assistance, please email, 

Limited Travel Stipends Available. Please email Janett Cabanero at for eligibility. 


Cancellations and refunds must be received in writing no later than September 18, 2024 and are subject to a 25% service fee. Refunds will not be available after September 18, 2024.

CA Legal Pathways Collaborative: Created in 2023 as the First Pathway Project for the California Lawyers Foundation. Mission: Fostering increased diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession through collaboration between the California Lawyers Foundation and the California High School Law Academy partners. Vision: A legal profession that reflects the richness of California.

The California Legal Pathways Collaborative is an initiative supported by the California Lawyers Foundation. The California Lawyers Foundation (CLF) is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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