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Street Law, Inc. — in collaboration with Chabot College, the State Bar of California’s Council on Access and Fairness, the Law School Admission Council's DiscoverLaw.org and the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation — are offering a faculty development seminar for community college professors who are interested in developing a law-based civics program at their colleges.
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, how to connect community colleges with law schools, and the positive impact the course can have on college. In addition, participants will be empowered to advise students who wish to pursue careers in law.
The seminar will be co-facilitated by
The program involves innovative classroom instruction, community-based learning, and activities with local law schools. We recommend that colleges consider sending a two-person team composed of a faculty member and an administrator to participate in this training.
This program is also designed to encourage promising community college students to consider careers in the law and will involve law school admissions personnel and law students who attended community college.
Space is limited so please register as soon as possible! Please note each person attending MUST register.
A limited number of stipends to reimburse travel are available through a grant from the Law School Admission Council's DiscoverLaw.org program. Please make sure you register for the seminar first, before applying for the stipend. These awards will be made on a rolling basis, so apply early!
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Big thanks to the Chabot College for providing meeting space for this summit!
We have a block of rooms for the nights of April 30th and May 1st at the nearby Fairfield Inn & Suites Oakland Hayward ($199 for Wednesday night and $169 for Thursday night). To take advantage of a reduced rate, you must make your reservation directly through the hotel by calling them.
These rooms are on a first come, first served basis and are only available through April 14th so we strongly recommend booking as soon as possible. Also, feel free to explore other nearby options.
The following meals will be included:
Please communicate any special dietary needs in your registration form so that we can accommodate you.
As a result of the faculty development seminar, participants will be able to do the following:
Street Law and DiscoverLaw.org have partnered nationally to enhance community colleges’ law-based civic learning programs and guide students to consider a career in law. The partnership trains community college faculty in developing civic learning curricula and provides information about legal careers—targeting students from groups underrepresented in the legal profession.
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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