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Street Law, Inc.

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

Resources for Teachers & Educators

If you’re a teacher, principal, or school administrator looking to engage your students around issues of law, democracy, and human rights, we can help. Street Law, Inc. offers a wide range of practical, accessible, and interactive curricula as well as unmatched professional development opportunities for educators. Our groundbreaking textbook, Street Law: A Course in Practical Law is the most popular and widely-used practical law text in the United States and has been adapted for use in more than a dozen countries. 

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Publications
U.S. Government Textbook

© 2016 McGraw-Hill Education Details

Community College textbook

First Edition, 2011 Details

The Response DVD and Educational Materials

DVD with web-based educational materials Details

Great Trials in American History

First edition, 1999. ISBN 0-314-80461-7 (paperback book, 209 pages) Details

Street Law Textbook

Ninth edition, 2016 Details

Classroom Guide to Mock Trials and Moot Courts

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

Parents and the Law

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

Educating About Intellectual Property

Street Law’s intellectual property initiative educates young people about the role of intellectual property in our society and the laws and policies in place to protect both the property owners and the citizens who use it. Read more

Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers

Since it began in 1995, the Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers has brought together over 1,000 teachers from across the country to convene in Washington, D.C., for six days of educational activities related to teaching about the U.S. Supreme Court.  The Institute is co-sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society. Read more

Parents and the Law

The Parents and the Law program and curriculum are designed to help young parents learn practical legal information and skills to strengthen their families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Read more

Supreme Court Institutes and Seminars

Customized Professional Development Opportunities 

Street Law, Inc. can design and implement customized professional development events to meet the needs of your particular program or school.  Contact Lena Morreale Scott for more information.

Recommended Web Sites for Additional Professional Development Opportunities

State Law-Related Education Coordinators

Each state has an LRE coordinator to provide teachers and educators with support, resources, and information on available curricula and professional development opportunities.  Find your state coordinator.

Street Law Teachers Network

Join the social network for law, government and civics teachers! The Street Law Teachers Network features discussions of best practices and resources, blogs by Street Law staff, pictures, videos, and more.  

Curricula

Free Lesson Plans

  • Landmark Cases  –  A web site designed by Street Law, Inc. and sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society that provides resources and activities for teaching about 17 landmark Supreme Court cases

  • Supreme Court Case Summaries – Every year, Street Law prepares summaries of nine current cases for use in the Supreme Court Institutes and Seminars.  Summaries on all cases covered since 1999, are organized alphabetically, chronologically, and by topic and are available for free to educators for classroom use.

  • Lessons about the U.S. Supreme Court  –  Lessons on granting certiorari, nominating justices, elements of a case study, and more

  • Deliberating in a Democracy and Deliberating in a Democracy in the Americas– Lessons on controversial topics such as cloning, global climate change, fair trade, and euthanasia.  Available in English, Czech, Estonian, Lithuanian, Romanian, and Russian.

  • Fair Fight in the Marketplace – Free antitrust lesson plans and learning resources to accompany a documentary film about the laws that give protection to American consumers and businesses.

  • 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

  • Model Lesson Plans – Written by law students in the University of Washington’s Street Law program

Street Law, Inc. Resource Guides

Recommended Web Sites for Addional Publications and Curricula

Articles and Research

Web Site for Additional Articles and Research