This program is full for summer 2013. Please contact Deborah Foster if your firm is interested in future participation.
How to Participate
Participating law firms must commit to provide the following:
- People power: At least six summer associates
- Time: Summer assocaties must attend a one-day training with Street Law staff. Summer associates teach three sessions and conduct the culminating negotiation showcase event. Each weekly session is four hours long and includes a lesson, preparation for the negotiation showcase, and a reflection period.
- Space: Meeting space at the law firm for the three weekly sessions and the negotiation showcase
- Food: Lunches for all the participants for the three weekly sessions and the negotiation showcase
Street Law also asks participating firms to seriously consider supporting Street Law's Annual Awards Dinner.
What Street Law Provides
Street Law has four decades of experience in developing programs to help the legal community, law students, teachers, government agencies, and community-based organizations teach young people about the law.
Street Law staff conducts a six-hour training session at the law firm for the participating summer associates and associates. Important topics like interactive teaching methods, working with teens, and important legal content will be covered. The training will also walk participants through the program's curriculum, composed of lesson plans on conflict resolution, the negotiation process, employment law, and advocacy.
Street Law will provide access to the young people participating in the DC’s Summer Youth Employment Program and will be available to provide technical assistance, as needed, throughout the course of the program. Street Law also provides Metro/Metobus passes to transport youths to the sessions at the law firms.
Firms interested in participating and/or learning more about the program should contact Deborah Foster.