Berkeley High Student Court


Berkeley High Student Court takes a restorative, student-based approach to school discipline at Berkeley High School (BHS). The court handles real discipline cases brought before a student jury, and student lawyers argue the case for both sides. Berkeley Law students train BHS student lawyers by teaching a class on the basics of trial procedures including trial process, voir dire, opening and closing statements, and objections. Berkeley Law students then mentor the BHS student lawyers as they participate in the program. Berkeley Law students also serve as trial coordinators, acting as clerk and bailiff, selecting jurors from the student jury pool, and assisting the judge. The coordinator contacts and recruits local judges (state and federal), law professors, and lawyers to serve as judges for the court. Berkeley Law students are recruited to teach, mentor, and preside over trials throughout the school year.




We are grateful to our supporters listed below:

Anne P. Bellows '13
Carolyn S. Blumenfeld '14
Daniel M. Bruggemeyer '15
Melissa J. Burkhart '15
Joseph V. Bui '13
Alexxander P. Campbell '15
Melanie M. Cole '13
Sean A. Darling-Hammond '14
Marlene M. Dehlinger '13
Sonja F. Diaz '13
Lauren G. Escher '13
Erin B. Everett '13
Zachary J. Franklin '14
Emily D. Gladden '14
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Andrew J. Gordon '14
Meghan E. Harrington '15
Brittany G. Harwood '14
Jon N. Horne
Zi Wei Hu '13
Allen L. Huang '15
Negin Iraninejadian '11
Cory H. Isaacson '13
Phillip A. Johnston '14
Katherine L. Katcher '13
Elisabeth J. Lee '15
Rebecca C. Lee '14
Abigail S. Ludwig '15
Lindsay J. Markel '15
Jennifer J. Matystik '13
Angie Mazakis
Katherine E. Merk '13
Justin E. McGuirk '15
Erin J. Morgan '13
John Muse-Fisher '14
Kaitlyn M. Murphy '13
Cristina M. Najarro '15
David B. Oppenheimer
Sonya P. Passi '13
Somerset M. Perry '13
Andrea L. Peterson '78
Rhiannon Pimentel
Rebecca Popuch '14
Swati R. Prakash '13
Jacob R. Rasch-Chabot '13
Jacob A. X. Richards '10
Melanie Rowen
Louis A. Russell '15
Catherine Sakimura
Angelica H. Salceda '13
Ann E. Sagan '13
Andrew J. Sioson '13
Jill E. Sowards '13
Timothy Sun '13
Samona L. Taylor '13
Fabiano P. Valerio '14
Charlynn L. Weissenbach '13
Micah West '13
Katie M. Yablonka '13
Lauren N. Zachry '15