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Judith Zimmer

deputy director

Street Law, Inc.

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

Staff photo: Judith Zimmer

Judith is an attorney who co-directed the Cleveland Street Law program at Cleveland Marshall College of Law prior to moving to Washington DC. As Street Law Deputy Director, she has co-authored several of Street Law's curricular materials including Community Works, We Can Work it Out!, and Let’s Say "We Can Work It Out!". She teaches and presents workshops on law, conflict resolution, democracy and human rights to students, teachers, lawyers, and community members. While in Cleveland, she worked on the design and implementation of the Law and Public Service Magnet School, a partnership between Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Public Schools. As an adjunct professor, she coordinated the Street Law Clinic program at Georgetown and taught an ethics, diversity and conflict resolution course at Trinity College. In 1998, she did a fellowship in Northern Ireland and worked with Queens University and the Northern Ireland Youth Forum. She also collaborated on the development of a human rights training manual for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. She worked on Street Law’s Democracy Exchange Program to help teachers and students in Azerbaijan develop the knowledge and active civic skills essential for participating in a democracy. Judith led Street Law’s partnership with UNICEF to encourage a culture of peace, an understanding of human rights, and civic literacy in Nepal through training workshops and curricula development. She currently coordinates the Street Law law school network, works with corporate pro bono programs and coordinates the intellectual property program.


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Breakfast with a Legend

Street Law’s Breakfast with a Legend program is a rewarding way for legal organizations of all sizes to give back to their communities by empowering young people through law-related education. In a series of classroom visits, participating attorneys, paralegals, and Legends — local leaders from law-related professions who have contributed... Read more

Community Works

Community Works combines education and action to reduce teen victimization and to get youth involved in their communities. This curriculum is appropriate for volunteers with little teaching experience or limited time for lesson planning. The two-volume set is full of highly interactive activities that build leadership and communication skills.... 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

Youth Act!

The Youth Act!® program teaches young people how to advocate for meaningful change in their communities.  Using the advocacy process as a guide, youths design and participate in a community problem-solving project. Read more