At the backbone of the Legal Life Skills Program is a growing curricular library that enables instructors to teach a variety of practical legal topics using learner-centered interactive teaching strategies. The library is divided into four units. (Learn more about Street Law's commitment and approach to quality curriculum.)
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Unit 1: Housing & Employment Law
- Negotiating & Signing a Residential Lease
- Rights & Responsibilities After Moving Into a Rental Property
- Interviewing for a Job: Know Your Strengths & Your Rights
- Rights & Responsibilities in the Workplace
Unit 2: Financial Literacy
- Introduction to Credit
- Applying for Credit
- Avoiding & Resolving Credit Problems
- Banking Basics
Unit 3: Personal & Public Safety
- Traffic Stops: Your Rights & Responsibilities
- Rights & Responsibilities During an Arrest
- Use of Force or Deadly Force
- Triggers: Skills for Managing Anger
- Child Abuse & Neglect: Reducing Risk. Building Resilience
- Dating & Sexual Assault
- The True Costs of Crime
- Restorative Justice & Supporting Victims of Crime
Unit 4: The Court System, Public Policy, & Civic Engagement
- Introduction to Criminal Law: Should It Be a Crime?
- Introduction to the Juvenile Justice System
- What Does a Good Citizen Know, Believe, and Do?
- Gun Laws: What Are They? What Should They Be?
Our Legal Life Skills curriculum aims to include thorough, detailed lessons for teaching practical legal education to participants. While some lesson facilitators find they can use the lesson plan as written, others may need to modify the lessons to suit their time allotment, their audience, or their method of delivery. The Legal Life Skills Facilitation Strategies resource below provides suggestions should a lesson need to be modified.
Legal Life Skills Facilitation Strategies
Legal Life Skills in the Classroom
We recently embarked upon a pilot program to introduce Legal Life Skills lessons to classroom teachers. A group of pilot teachers from across the U.S. received access to all 20 LLS lessons, participated in a brief collaborative planning workshop, and participated in a Q&A with a former Legal Life Skills program participant who offered teachers insight and advice about integrating the lessons into instruction. Teachers taught at least four lessons in their classrooms and then provided Street Law with feedback on the lessons and the ways that they modified the lessons to suit their class’s needs.
Advice from Classroom Teachers