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Lena Morreale Scott

senior program director

Street Law, Inc.

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

Staff photo: Lena Morreale Scott

Lena has more than 20 years of experience working in civic and law-related education. Prior to joining Street Law's staff, Lena worked in curriculum and outreach for the Close Up Foundation and as a classroom teacher of government and law. She is the co-author/editor of the Teacher Manual that accompanies the seventh and eighth editions of Street Law: A Course in Practical Law. Lena manages programs, writes curricula, and trains teachers, court officials, police officers, and other community leaders involved in law-related education. Lena is a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard, where she earned her master's degree in education.



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Closing the Gap

An initiative in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. to teach African American youths about the importance of civil rights history, its impact on their rights and responsibilities, and how they can be active, engaged members of their communities. Read more

Deliberating in a Democracy

Deliberating in a Democracy (DID) is an international program that teaches students how to deliberate controversial public issues. The program challenges students in U.S. classrooms to tackle current civic issues with partner schools in Latin America, Central/Eastern Europe, and North/Western Asia. Through classroom deliberations and videoconferences, students learn more about critical... Read more

High School Law Course

Street Law courses strive to empower young people to be active, engaged citizens by equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully participate and create change in their communities. The following pages are intended to support teachers wishing to start a new high school law course or... Read more

Parents and the Law

The Parents and the Law program and curriculum are designed to help young parents learn practical legal information and skills to strengthen their families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Read more

School Resource Officers

Street Law for School Resource Officers is an interactive program designed to improve communications and relations between the police and young people.  The curriculum prepares school resource officers to teach legal topics in the classroom. Read more

Teaching for Civic Engagement

During the summer of 2016, Street Law will bring 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