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Megan Hanson

chief program officer

Street Law, Inc.

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

Staff photo: Megan Hanson

Megan oversees Street Law's programs and evaluation. She trains social studies teachers, writes curricula, and directs the Supreme Court Summer Institutes and Seminars. She also leads Street Law's legal diversity pipeline programs. Megan has worked for Street Law since 2004. She graduated from Drew University, where she studied anthropology and human rights & social change. She has a M.S. in archaeology from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Contact:

301.589.1130 ext. 242
mhanson@streetlaw.org

Programs

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

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 are participating in... Read more

SCOTUS in the Classroom

During the 2016-17 Term, Street Law will select the most classroom-relevant, student-friendly cases argued at the U.S. Supreme Court. We provide support for you to conduct moot courts of each. Mooting a current case can provide a great tie-in to your curriculum, while highlighting current, newsworthy events. ... Read more

Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers

Since it began in 1995, the Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers has brought together over 1,200 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

Teaching for Civic Engagement

During the summer of 2016, Street Law brought a group of secondary teachers together for professional development seminar designed to give teachers exciting, interactive strategies that will engage students in civics and government lessons. Read more