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Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights
Summer associates at DC law firms teach young people valuable, practical lessons about employment law, advocacy, and conflict resolution.
This program provides firms with a wonderful opportunity to enhance the experience of its summer associates, while helping teens develop important knowledge and skills.
senior program director
1 August 2013
20 June 2013
5 October 2012
25 September 2012
This program is full for summer 2013. Please contact Deborah Foster if your firm is interested in future participation.
Street Law partners DC law firms with a group of young people participating in DC’s Summer Youth Employment Program (an initiative of the DC Department of Employment Services). Street Law trains summer associates in interactive teaching methods and provides step-by-step lesson plans on relevant topics that the youths can use in both their workplaces and everyday lives.
Over the course of four weeks, the young people visit the law firms to work with the summer associates to learn about employment law, advocacy, and conflict resolution. The teens, summer associates, and other law firm associates eat lunch together which provides the youths an informal opportunity to explore career choices.
The program's culminating event is a “negotiation showcase” where the teens demonstrate the skills learned throughout the program.
This program benefits everyone involved!
Participating law firms must commit to provide the following:
Street Law also asks participating firms to seriously consider supporting Street Law's Annual Awards Dinner.
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.
Our summer 2012 participating law firms were
Street Law, Inc. 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 870Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(301) 589-1130(301) 589-1131 firstname.lastname@example.org