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Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights
Street Law, Inc. — in collaboration with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation — is offering a faculty development seminar for Chicago area community college professors who are interested in developing a law-based civics program at their colleges. The program involves innovative classroom instruction and community-based learning.
Join like-minded faculty and administrators to learn about the elements of Street Law's Community College Program, the course curriculum, best practices in civic education instruction, and the positive impact the course can have on college students. In addition, participants will learn how to advise students who wish to pursue careers in law.
The seminar will be co-facilitated by Lee Arbetman, author of Street Law’s community college textbook, Street Law: Understanding Law and Legal Issues (McGraw Hill, 2012), and Danielle Hirsch, Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice.
Space is limited so please register as soon as possible! Please note each person attending MUST register.
Please note that upon the completion of a full day at the seminar, you will be refunded the $25 registration fee, as well as provided with a nominal travel stipend, thanks to a grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.
Breakfast and lunch on April 11th will be provided. Please communicate any special dietary needs in your registration form so that we can accommodate you.
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As a result of this faculty development seminar, participants will be able to do the following:
This innovative law-based civics program combines classroom and community learning. Classroom activities cover the evaluation, debate, and critical analysis of legal issues that affect individuals, their families, and communities. Students develop a practical understanding of the U.S. legal system while learning about aspects of civil, criminal, constitutional, family, immigration, and consumer law.
Classroom instruction includes case studies, simulated legal exercises, small group exercises and analytical thought problems to develop higher level thinking skills that prepare students for rigorous college course work. Community-based, experiential learning includes a range of activities, from individual and group projects to internships in courthouses and legal services offices. The community-based component complements the classroom instruction, deepens learning, and encourages civic engagement.
This new course may be listed under political science, sociology, criminal justice, or business. It can also be cross listed. It is not designed to replace any courses that are part of paralegal training or administration of justice career preparation programs.
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