Rick Young, the second-year Boalt Hall law student who has been protesting the university’s plans for construction of a three-story 1,000- to 1,400-car parking structure, will go to trial Aug. 4 on misdemeanor charges.
District Attorney David Lim made an offer Wednesday morning for Young to plead guilty and receive one year probation. Young, who said he did not want to plead guilty and thought he could get a better offer, rejected the D.A.’s offer and will go to court Aug. 4 at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in Oakland at 9 a.m.
In May, Young camped out on the lot on College Avenue as a protest. His goal was to do so until Chancellor Robert Berdahl agreed to meet with him. He was arrested May 19 for lodging in public and May 20 and 21 for trespassing.
“I’m expecting this to be an educational experience,” Young said in a phone interview Thursday.