Appeal for Youth Clinic

Students in the Appeal for Youth Clinic provide holistic appellate representation of youthful offenders in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. By increasing the number of appeals from adjudications of delinquency, we hope to end the unwritten policies and practices that result in youths being committed to juvenile detention facilities. Similarly, by providing post-conviction representation to youths who were tried and convicted as adults, we hope to decrease the number of youthful offenders who languish in Georgia's prisons.

How to Apply

Eligibility:  The Barton Appeal for Youth Clinic is open to second- and third-year law students.

Prerequisites/Co-requisites:   There are no prerequisites or co-requisites for the Appeal for Youth Clinic.  Selection for the clinic is highly competitive, however, so relevant coursework and/or experience in juvenile and criminal law is preferred.  Interviews are scheduled as applications are received and decisions are made shortly after the interviews. 

The Application:  Students may submit their application through Symplicity or by emailing all required materials to Steve Reba at sreba@emory.edu.  The application includes the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Writing sample
  • Personal statement (describe in detail your interest in participating in the Appeal for Youth Clinic.  Identify any special qualifications, academic interests, experience, and career goals that support your application.