We are looking for volunteers to mentor students in the Law Academy program at Balboa High School.
Established in 1997 by then Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) President Judge Jeffrey Ross, the San Francisco Law Academy is a program that encourages, inspires, and increases career opportunities for students. Creative and inspiring curriculum is built into several core classes where juniors and seniors learn basic legal concepts and interview and job skills. A summer fellowship gives rising juniors direct work experience and school credit as paid fellows in law firms and legal departments.
The commitment is just six Wednesdays (October 3 to November 7) for a little over one hour (8:15-9:25 a.m. or 9:30-10:40 a.m.).
As a mentor, you will meet students in small groups and assist teachers in instructing your students in a pre-determined curriculum, which includes legal research, resume writing skills, writing a personal statement, public speaking, and legal history.
This is your chance to help shape and increase diversity in the next generation of Bay Area lawyers.
To learn more about the San Francisco Law Academy, visit our website.