Street Law

Street Law Partnership is a pilot program for the nationally recognized, teacher-tested, and classroom-proven Street Law program tailored specifically to Rhode Island. A number of Roger Williams University School of Law students are currently fulfilling their pro bono requirements by working directly with teachers and students on the Rhode Island Street Law pilot program. Volunteer attorneys will serve as professional legal resources for law students and teachers. The material and teaching methods for these Rhode Island Street Law programs is drawn directly from the Street Law curriculum. The curriculum emphasizes maximum direct student participation with a minimum of teacher, law student or lawyer involvement. Participation consists of telephone communication via telephone and email with law student and teacher team with one, or at most two, team meetings and one classroom visit during the year.


The Street Law Programs:

High school practical law elective courses: these courses in Rhode Island utilize the Street Law textbook and its web complement (www.streetlaw.com). Additional information for teachers is available at www.streetlaw.org/highschool.html.US Supreme Court Summer Institute – RI’s secondary school law and government teachers may apply to attend the annual Supreme Court Summer Institute in Washington, DC. The application process is competitive. (www.streetlaw.org/scipage.html)Law school involvement in LRE – Street Law coordinates a national network of law schools that send law students into secondary school classrooms. Roger Williams law students participate. National materials are available at www.streetlaw.org/lawschoolhome.htmlYouth Act! – young people become engaged in their communities learning advocacy skills at www.streetlaw.org/youthact/Street Law for youth in juvenile justice settings – specially developed lessons are available for young people in the juvenile justice system at www.streetlaw.org/juvenilejustice.htmlLandmark Supreme Court Cases – this is Street Law’s one-stop shopping site for teaching and learning about the US Supreme Court cases required in state social studies frameworks atwww.landmarkcases.org.Community Works – Rhode Island has numerous sites using the Community Works lessons that combine education and action to create safer communities. For additional information – www.streetlaw.org/cw.html

WebSite: http://www.streetlaw.org

How to Contact: Street Law, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 870, Silver Spring, MD 20910). larbetman@streetlaw.org


Rhode Island Bar Association LRE Programs
Law Related Education Lending Library Resources
Rhode Island Legal/Educational Partnership, Inc. (RILEP)
Street Law
The Courtroom Information Project
Rhode Island Career Resource Network
Southern Rhode Island Collaborative