- Yusuf Mannan
PVS Criminal Justice Group attends UofM Law Advocacy Camp
For the second consecutive year, on February 13, 2021, the PVS Criminal Justice Advocacy Group attended the annual Advocacy Camp organized by the University of Memphis Law School. Last year, students from the Criminal Justice group attended the camp at the Humphrey Law School campus and had a great experience learning about diversity, individual rights, and approaches to civil cases. Students from the Criminal Justice Group were excited for the opportunity to attend the camp again, this time via Zoom.
Ibrahim Khalil said, “I was really looking forward to Advocacy Camp this year since last year’s experience was one I’d never forget. Even though this year's camp was virtual, they still instilled a lot of the great qualities through the great presentations from distinguished law professors and educational Q&A sessions that really expanded my criminal justice knowledge to a whole new level. I can’t wait for next year's camp, and hopefully it’ll be onsite to get even a more enjoyable experience.”
The program was exceptionally informative for students, with sessions on diversity, inclusion in the workforce and legal field, student individual rights, and rights when interacting with police. Students also interviewed an actual immigration court judge in the Memphis area and had the opportunity to hear his answers to their questions about the legal system and immigration. The camp prepared and educated students in the Criminal Justice Group about advocacy work in real life situations.
The Criminal Justice Group has maintained a partnership with Street Law for the past year. If a high school student would like to join the Criminal Justice Group to participate in future opportunities like the Street Law Camp, they can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.