Street Law's Legal Life Skills Program—which brings empowering law-related education to the populations that need it most—is active in multiple locations across the country, including at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California.
In an article entitled, "New Loyola Social Justice Programs Address Needs of Underserved," the school highlights some of the ways it reaches out into the surrounding community to aid those with few resources at their disposal.
"In fall 2017, Loyola Law School, Los
Angeles debuted the Street Law Teaching Practicum and Workers’ Rights
Clinic to address the divergent needs of two underserved communities.
Both programs send Loyola students out in the community helping those
without other resources to resolve challenging financial and employment
"The Street Law Teaching Practicum was inspired by Adjunct Professor Judith Schwartz-Behar.... Schwartz-Behar found herself regularly
providing referrals for mental health and other ancillary services to
women seeking divorces, but one client’s question about her financial
situation highlighted the complexity of the challenges domestic violence
"Inspired by a life-skills curriculum
created by Street Law, Inc., a global, nonpartisan, nonprofit
organization, Schwartz-Behar deploy[s] Loyola first- and second-year
students to teach domestic violence survivors living in transitional
facilities about landlord-tenant legal issues, the legal rights of
employers and employees, financial literacy, protective orders and
family law concepts...."
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