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Street Law, Inc.

Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights

Resources for Lawyers, Law Students, and the Legal Community

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.

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Publications
Community College textbook

First Edition, 2011 Details

Street Law Textbook

Ninth edition, 2016 Details

Parents and the Law

Second edition, 2004 (3-ring binder, 2-volume set) Details

Youth in Transition

Second edition, 2006 (PDFs on a flash drive) Details

Classroom Guide to Mock Trials and Moot Courts

First edition, 2004 (paperback book, 242 pages) Details

Programs

Breakfast with a Legend

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 more

Legal Diversity Pipeline Program for Law Firms

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 more

Law School Programs

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 more

Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Program

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 more

Law School-Based Street Law Programs

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. 

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Curricula

Join the Street Law law school network

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.

Free Lesson Plans

Street Law, Inc. Resource Guides

Recommended Web Sites for Publications and Curricula

  • 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

Articles and Research