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Community College Faculty Development Seminar — Midwest Region
Street Law, Inc. — in collaboration with the Law School Admission Council's DiscoverLaw.org and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation — is offering a faculty development seminar based on its law-based civics program for community colleges that was piloted at several community colleges during the 2011–2012 academic year.
This seminar is for community college faculty who are either:
Join like-minded faculty and learn about the Street Law curriculum, the elements of the program, best practices in civic education instruction, and how Street Law can impact your community college.
The seminar will be co-facilitated by Lee Arbetman, author of Street Law’s new community college textbook, Understanding Law and Legal Issues (McGraw Hill, 2011), and Professors Ellen Eason-Montgomery and Brian Nix of Harold Washington College in Chicago.
Faculty most likely to be interested in teaching this new program are professors of sociology, political science, criminal justice, and paralegal training. Faculty should have an interest in legal issues but need not be lawyers.
The Street Law program involves innovative classroom instruction along with some community based learning.. Colleges may want to send a two person team to this training: a faculty member and an administrator who could help facilitate learning beyond classroom walls.
This program is also designed to encourage promising community college students to consider careers in the law. Law school admissions personnel will be involved with the training.
Space is limited so please register as soon as possible!
This seminar is for community college faculty who are either…
Community colleges in Chicago and nearby suburbs will be reimbursed for their registration fee thanks to a grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.
A limited number of stipends to reimburse travel are available through a grant from the Law School Admissions Council's DiscoverLaw.org program. These awards will be made on a rolling basis, so apply early!
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Big thanks to the Chicago office of DLA Piper for providing meeting space for this Faculty Development Seminar!
DLA Piper has helped Street Law secure a rate of $199/night at the nearby Dana Hotel and Spa. To take advantage of this reduced rate, you must make your reservation directly through the hotel by calling them.
These rooms are on a first come, first served basis. so the sooner you book the better. Also, feel free to explore other nearby options.
The following meals will be included:
Please be sure and communicate any special dietary needs in your registration form so that we can accommodate you.
Street Law in Community Colleges webpage
Street Law's 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.
Innovative 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 in other areas. 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.
As a result of the faculty development seminar, participants will be able to do the following:
Questions about Street Law's Community College initiative? Contact Xinia Bermudez (firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-589-1130 ext. 226)
Street Law, Inc. 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 870Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
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