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Street Law Resource Library

Street Law, Inc.

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

Welcome to the Street Law Resource Library! We’ve compiled hundreds of teaching activities and methods, case summaries, mock trials, and articles—many of which are free—and organized them by topic, audience, and type. Use the filters on the left side of the page to find what you need. 

Most of our resources are intended for middle and high school students.

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Activity: Business Card Exchange

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Activity: Career Bingo

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Activity: Lunch with a Professional

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Best Practices in Law-Related Education

Research and the experiences of educators have proven that there are several essential components to promising LRE programs.

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Billings v. Pearson & the Metro City School District

A high school freshman sues her classmate for intentional infliction of emotional distress and the school system for negligent supervision.

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Brooks v. Lawrence & the Metro City Police Department

A 19-year-old student sues the police department for battery, false arrest, and intentional infliction of emotional distress against after an...

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Brown v. Board of Education (1954)

Teaching activities, case background, decision summaries, and recommended resources for teaching about Brown v. Board.

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Case of the Shipwrecked Sailors

In an act of survival, two sailors kill and eat their shipmate while lost at sea. Are they guilty of...

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Chris Archer v. the State of New Columbia

A college student is charged with first degree murder and criminal hazing after a prospective member of his fraternity falls...

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Classroom Guide to Mock Trials and Moot Courts

(paperback book, 242 pages)

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Consumer Law/Contracts Lessons

External Link by University of Washington School of Law Street Law Program Free

Criminal Law Lessons

External Link by University of Washington School of Law Street Law Program Free

Cyberbullying & The First Amendment

Students apply key free speech precedents to cases of cyberbullying.

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Cyberbullying Legislative Hearing

Students take the role of state senators and interest groups to debate a proposed cyberbullying law.

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Decker v. The Metro City Police Department

A police officer shoots a pit bull whose owner witnessed a dispute between the officer and a civilian.

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Deliberation Materials for Arizona v. United States

Students deliberate the constitutionality of Arizona’s immigration law, S.B. 1070.

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Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)

Teaching activities, case background, decision summaries, and recommended resources for teaching about the Dred Scott case.

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Effective Use of Community Resource People

Best practices for using community resource people: professionals who lend real life experiences to help enhance a lesson.

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