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Civic & Law-Related Education

Street Law, Inc.

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

According to the Law-Related Education Act of 1978, law-related education is “education to equip nonlawyers with the knowledge and skills pertaining to the law, the legal process, and the legal system, and fundamental principles and values on which these are based.”

Street Law’s civics and LRE programs offer curriculum designed around these principles, training in these methods, and program design to develop educated, active citizens—both in the U.S. and abroad.

Law-related education achieves the following:

  • increases knowledge
  • develops analysis, critical thinking, and debate skills
  • reduces juvenile delinquency and violence
  • increases participation in school and extracurricular activities
  • inspires adult participation in community and civic activities


Closing the Gap

An initiative in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. to teach African American youths about the importance of civil rights history, its impact on their rights and responsibilities, and how they can be active, engaged members of their communities. Read more

Community College

Street Law, Inc.’s community college course is an innovative, law-based civic learning program for community colleges. It prepares students for democratic practice and develops the skills necessary for workforce and civic success through a unique combination of classroom and community-based learning. This community college program fits well into criminal... Read more

Educating About Intellectual Property

Street Law’s intellectual property initiative educates young people about the role of intellectual property in our society and the laws and policies in place to protect both the property owners and the citizens who use it. Read more

High School Law Course

Street Law courses strive to empower young people to be active, engaged citizens by equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully participate and create change in their communities. The following pages are intended to support teachers wishing to start a new high school law course or... Read more

Law School Programs

Since 1972, law schools around the world have developed Street Law programs that teach young people in schools, communities, and corrections sites about the law, while providing law students with a unique, powerful professional development opportunity. Street Law, Inc. provides program resources and teaching materials, connects participating law schools,... Read more

Legal Life Skills for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

This program is currently in its pilot phase. More information will be available soon. Contact Lena Morreale Scott if you serve survivors of intimate partner violence and want to learn more. Read more

Legal Life Skills for Youths

Street Law’s Legal Life Skills for Youths targets underserved youth populations, and Street Law provides a curriculum and training to program facilitators. Street Law’s Legal Life Skills Programs equip youth with the legal knowledge, skills, and confidence to bring about positive change for themselves, and their communities.... Read more

SCOTUS in the Classroom

During the 2016-17 Term, Street Law will select the most classroom-relevant, student-friendly cases argued at the U.S. Supreme Court. We provide support for you to conduct moot courts of each. Mooting a current case can provide a great tie-in to your curriculum, while highlighting current, newsworthy events. ... Read more

Street Law for Police & Teens

Street Law for Police and Teens is a program that builds positive relationships between police and young people, while empowering youths with legal knowledge and civic skills. Street Law offers trainings and technical support to help law enforcement and educators design a customized program based on a four-unit, 20-lesson plan curriculum. Read more

Teaching for Civic Engagement

Street Law’s Teaching for Civic Engagement Seminars are professional development programs designed to give teachers exciting, interactive strategies that will engage students in civics and government lessons. Read more

U.S. Government Textbook

© 2016 McGraw-Hill Education Details

Community College textbook

First Edition, 2012 Details

The Response DVD and Educational Materials

DVD with web-based educational materials Details

Great Trials in American History

First edition, 1999. ISBN 0-314-80461-7 (paperback book, 209 pages) Details

Street Law Textbook

Ninth edition, 2016 Details

Classroom Guide to Mock Trials and Moot Courts

First edition, 2004 (paperback book, 242 pages) Details