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From Juvenile Detention to UCLA Law


October 24, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 280B

When Frankie Guzman was just 15 years old, he was convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to 15 years in the California Youth Authority. After serving six years, he was released on parole and began to turn his life around. He eventually obtained his BA from U.C. Berkeley and went on to graduate from UCLA School of Law. He is currently a Soros Justice Fellow whose project challenges the practice of prosecuting and jailing children in California's adult criminal justice system. He also advocates for alternative sentencing and local treatment for youth charged with serious offenses. Mr. Guzman will speak about his journey from youth prison to juvenile justice lawyer, and the reforms needed to help other troubled youth achieve success. Co-sponsored by StreetLaw, Black Law Students Association, Stanford Latino Law Students Association, and Youth and Education Advocates at Stanford.