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Street Law Stories

Street Law, Inc.

Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights

Learn more about Street Law, Inc.'s mission and programs through the words of program participants. 

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Carla Cartwright

A law student's Street Law story

Carla Cartwright is an associate chief counsel for the United States Food and Drug Administration.  She’s been an attorney working in the Washington, DC, area since graduating from Yale Law School in 2000.  While at Yale, Carla was active in their law school-based Street Law program and taught practical law to high school students and teen parents in New Haven, CT.  After law school, Carla was a fellow at the Street Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center — the clinical program out of which Street Law, Inc. grew. 

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John Codega

A teacher's Street Law story

John Codega is a third year social studies teacher at A.C. Flora High School — a diverse urban school in Columbia, South Carolina.  He currently teaches world geography, world history, and information technology in a global society.   In 2007, he began participating in the Deliberating in a Democracy program, which connects U.S. and Central/Eastern European classrooms to engage students in deliberations about controversial issues. 

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Elizabeth Finn Johnson

A corporate attorney's Street Law story

Elizabeth Finn Johnson has been with The Coca-Cola Company’s Legal Division since 1990.  She is senior counsel, litigation and employment, and leads her division’s participation in the Street Law/ACC Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Program. 

The Coca-Cola Company’s Legal Division began participating in the Pipeline Program in 2003.  The division was honored with Street Law’s 2007 Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Award for their exceptional work in the Atlanta Public Schools. 

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Damisha White

An intern's Street Law story

Damisha White spent three years as an intern at Street Law, Inc. planning events and working on youth advocacy programs.  Damisha represents the many high school students who have benefited from Street Law, Inc.'s internship program.  Her time with the organization empowered her by developing both professional and life skills and the practical legal knowledge that everyone needs to thrive as active, responsible citizens. 

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