Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights
Street Law is the brainchild of a group of visionary law students, back in 1972. Decades later we continue our close ties with the legal community. We provide a rich, interactive curricula and myriad programs that enable lawyers, law students, paralegals, and judges to teach practical law in schools and in their communities.
First Edition, 2011
Ninth edition, 2016
First edition, 2004
(paperback book, 242 pages)
First edition, 2005
Second edition, 2006
(PDFs on a flash drive)
Street Law’s Breakfast with a Legend program is a rewarding way for legal organizations of all sizes to give back to their communities by empowering young people through law-related education. In a series of classroom visits, participating attorneys, paralegals, and Legends — local leaders from law-related professions who have contributed... Read
This program partners law firms with nearby, diverse high school law classes. Through classroom visits and a field trip to the law firm, volunteers teach lessons and lead activities designed to increase students’ knowledge and interest in the law and legal careers. The following law firms participated in the... Read
Since 1972, law schools around the world have developed Street Law programs that teach young people in schools, communities, and corrections sites about the law, while providing law students with a unique, powerful professional development opportunity. Street Law, Inc. provides program resources and teaching materials, connects participating law schools,... Read
This program partners corporate legal departments with nearby, diverse high school law classes. Through classroom visits and a field trip to corporate headquarters, volunteers teach lessons and lead activities designed to increase students’ knowledge and interest in the law and legal careers. Electronic Library (log in required) ... Read
Street Law staff are available to provide customized training and guidance to law schools wishing to start or improve upon an existing law-school-based Street Law program. Please contact Judith Zimmer to learn more.
Register an existing law school-based Street Law program and gain access to a special section with premium content available only to other registered law school-based public legal education programs.
Housing Matters: Four lessons on housing discrimination and its impact on equal opportunity
Street Law Mock Trials: Civil and criminal mock trials developed by the D.C. Street Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center and Street Law, Inc.
Law School Diversity Pipeline Program Curriculum and Handbook: All the resources needed to add a diversity pipeline element to a law school-based Street Law program. Find guides to training, activities, lesson plans, fundraising, evaluation, and more under the RESOURCES tab.
Teaching about Judicial Nominations (May 2009)
Teaching about Guantanamo Bay (August 2009)
Supreme Court Resource Pack (October 2009)
Teaching about Parental Liability (February 2010)
Teaching about Miranda warnings (August 2010)
ABA Division for Public Education- This web site provides lawyers and judges with information on educating the public about the law and also has lesson plans for use with youth of all ages.
Model Lesson Plans – Written by law students in the University of Washington’s Street Law program
Using Community Resource People
The Promise of LRE as Delinquency Prevention
Manual on Street Law-Type Teaching Clinics at Law Faculties
Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline 2007 Evaluation Summary
Law School Diversity Pipeline: Evaluation Summary