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Street Law, Inc.

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

Best Practices Workshop for Diversity Pipeline Programs

April 13, 2011—1:30-5:30 pm
Registration Period
1 March - 8 April 11
The Fairmont Washington, D.C.

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Street Law's Diversity Pipeline Programming!  Join us for a workshop to meet and collaborate with other professionals participating in Diversity Pipeline Programs.

More than 35 companies, five ACC Chapters, and ten law firms are currently participating in Street Law's Diversity Pipeline Programs.  Legal professionals at firms across the country are delivering innovative and exciting programming to more than 3,500 students each year. 

This workshop will provide an opportunity for these professionals to meet each other, network and collaborate about ways to conduct high quality programs.  The workshop will feature:

  • feedback from partner teachers
  • instruction on using engaging and interactive teaching strategies
  • strategies for developing successful follow up with students
  • brainstorming on solutions to common roadblocks

Reinvigorate your program with new ideas, and celebrate 10 years of success with Street Law!

(Find the workshop agenda under the resources tab, and other details under the registration tab.)

Program Info

Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Program

This program partners corporate legal departments with nearby, diverse high school law classes.  Through classroom visits and a field trip to corporate headquarters, volunteers teach lessons and lead activities designed to increase students’ knowledge and interest in the law and legal careers. Electronic Library (log in required) ... Read more

Legal Diversity Pipeline Program for Law Firms

This program partners law firms with nearby, diverse high school law classes. Through classroom visits and a field trip to the law firm, volunteers teach lessons and lead activities designed to increase students’ knowledge and interest in the law and legal careers. The following law firms are participating in... Read more

Event location

Please register for this workshop so that we know how many people to expect.  Sign up online using the link below, or contact Megan Hanson to RSVP by e-mail or phone. 


1:30 pm Introductions – Get to know other participants
1:45 pm Program Overviews – Select one of three concurrent presentations about different styles of Street Law Pipeline Programs
2:15 pm Teaching Strategies for the Classroom and the Field Trip – Street Law staff will demonstrate interactive, engaging strategies for teaching legal content and for activities at the culminating field trip. We’ll discuss ways to apply these strategies to your programs.
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Topical Concurrent Sessions – Select one of several presentations to attend on creating program extensions, developing strong school relationships, organizing and maintaining volunteers, and more.
3:45 pm Affinity Group Discussions and Brainstorming – We will divide into small groups based on areas of interest to focus on solving problems, generating ideas, and brainstorming top tips in specific program areas. Small groups will report back on their brainstorms and Street Law will compile a list of tips, suggestions, and ideas to disseminate after the workshop.
4:15 pm Break / Arrival of late afternoon attendees*
4:30 pm Website and resource demonstration
4:45 pm Teachers’ Panel – Program teachers will speak to us from their perspective about what works with students, ways to create strong company/school relationships, and answers to your questions.
5:15 pm   Feedback for Street Law – How can we continue to provide the resources and support you need?
5:30 pm Closing

* If your schedule won't allow you to join us for the entire workshop, please feel free to come for the late afternoon only—4:00–5:30 pm.

Confirmed Presenters

  • Ernest Tuckett, DuPont
  • Jenifer Robbins, Chicago ACC Chapter
  • Doug Kelly, Marriott Vacation Club International
  • Susan Dujack, Verizon
  • Stephanie Pickard, JEB Stuart High School, and Sue Strickland, Friendly High School
  • Susan Hackett, Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Lee Arbetman, Megan Hanson, and Deborah Foster, Street Law, Inc.