Prof. Periman discussed "What Lawyers and Judges Really Do," and Prof. Fortson described the Alaska Youth Law Guide: A Handbook for Teens and Young Adults, an online and PDF resource developed by the Alaska Bar Association Law-Related Education Committee.
Youth courts are a restorative justice alternative to the formal juvenile justice system for middle school and high school students who are minor and first-time offenders. The youth court process is handled entirely by student volunteers who have received special training in informally adjudicating other youth.
|Prof. Periman (center at podium) talks with students about the role of lawyers and judges.|
|Prof. Fortson (center at podium) explains the uses for the Alaska Youth Law Guide.|