Law School-Based Street Law Prorams
Many law schools around the country have public legal education, or Street Law, programs in place. These programs place law students in high schools or other community settings to teach about practical law. Law students focus on building knowledge and skills among the groups they teach. For more information, visit the law school-based program pages.
Diversity Pipeline Focus
This program helps the pre-existing Street Law programs at several law schools adapt their approaches as a way to enhance diversity in the legal profession. The aim is to encourage high school students of color to pursue higher education and legal careers. Research shows that students are more likely to pursue careers for which they have positive role models, an informed understanding of the pathway to that career, and a sense that they possess the skills necessary to succeed in that career.
Street Law designed a program with ten law schools to add career-focused components to their existing law-school programs where law students teach practical law to high school students. Through training and technical assistance from Street Law, these programs added lessons, field trips, workshops and other activities designed to teach the high school students about legal careers and career pathways, allow them to participate in skill-building activities, and interact with their partner law students as career role models.