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    Mandela Law and Public Service Academy prepares students for college and careers in legal and government service and public safety. Through trial practice, class debate and student-centered curriculum, students learn professional research and critical thinking skills. Internships include seven day takeover of Sacramento by students with Youth and Government, Centerforce Youth Court, Berkeley Model United Nations, Planting Justice, Ashoka Youth Ventures, Center for Youth Development through Law at UC Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), East Bay SPCA, Ella Baker Heal the Streets anti-violence program and public service agencies such as the Office of the Mayor and the Oakland School Board Members.


    Course Sequence

    10th grade

    History of World Law and Justice

    11th grade

    Development of American Law and Justice

    12th grade

    Social Justice and Advocacy