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CALJ - Cabrillo Academy of Law and Justice

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Cabrillo Academy of Law & Justice (CALJ) provides students with the opportunity to explore the fields of legal studies, criminal justice, or law enforcement through a series of rigorous and thematic classes focused on topics and issues relevant to the pathway.

Students progress through a sequence of advanced technical courses and work-based learning opportunities such as Teen Court and Mock Trial, Law Week, professional mentorships, and internships. The legal studies pathway is now a California Partnership Academy with support from the Long Beach and California Bar Associations and Los Angeles Superior Court.

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Every CALJ student will become a responsible, productive citizen in a diverse and competitive world and an active participant in the democratic process.


To build knowledge, develop leadership skills, and uphold justice and integrity through integrated curriculum, work-based linked learning, relevant instruction and fieldwork experiences to create responsible citizens. 



CALJ Mentoring

CALJ Juniors meet with mentors four times a year to get college and career advice. Mentors review student resumes, do practice interviews with students and help students begin to prepare for the college application process. 

Teen Court

Teen Court is a program through the LA Superior Courts that gives students the opportunity to participate in an actual case. In the case, presided over by LA Superior Court judges, students are the court staff and jury. After hearing the evidence, CALJ student jurors deliberate to reach a verdict and determine a sentence for the accused. 


Adaly '23

"If a pathway could support someone in their dreams and aspirations for the future, then It would be this one."

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Mr. Newman - CALJ Lead
Ms. Romero - Counselor
Mrs. Banares
Mr. Castrejon
Mr. Gershwin Razo
Mr. Jacobs
Ms. Richter
Mr. Romo
Mr. Sims
Mr. Van
Mr. Williams
Mr. Hull
Mr. Young
Mr. Yarborough
Ms. Morales
Mr. Tablada

Nondiscrimination Statement: The Long Beach Unified School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, national origin, religion, race or ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

For questions or complaints, contact Equity Compliance Officer: Steve Rockenbach, Director of Employee Relations,1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90815, 562-997-8220, and Title IX Coordinator: Kimberly Dalton, Director of Human Resource Services, 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90815, 562-997-8108, and 504 Coordinator: Jenny R. Acosta, Program Administrator, 2221 Argonne Ave, LB 90815, 562-986-6870,