On Monday, May 13th, SVUDL students visited the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley for a look into the world of law.
Guided by Elizabeth Wells, a Senior Attorney at the Law Foundation, students learned about potential applications for the skills they have acquired throughout school and debate life. The Law Foundation uses the law as a tool for change in matters dealing with housing, children and youth, or physical and mental health, to ensure everyone has access to opportunities regardless of their circumstances.
During the visit, students also traveled to downtown San Jose’s Family Justice Center Courthouse to meet with one of the judges: Jose S. Franco. Once inside students engaged in a question and answer discussion with Judge Franco, learning about his journey from law school to his acquisition of judge status for the Family Justice Center.
After the courthouse visit concluded, students returned to the Law Foundation’s office to complete the day. For the remainder of the time students networked with other members of the Law Foundation team, discussing topics including law, careers, and debate.