Street Law’s community college course is designed to be credit-bearing and transferable and may be cross listed under political science, sociology, criminal justice, or business. It is not designed to replace courses that are part of paralegal training or administration of justice career preparation programs.
This community college program is ideal for faculty interested in legal issues, innovative teaching methods, and integrating community learning.
Street Law offers technical assistance to community college professors wishing to start a Street Law program. Assistance includes course syllabi, proposals for academic credit, and linkage to community resources.
Street Law: Understanding Law and Legal Issues is an informative law-based, civic learning text for use in the community college program. The text promotes civic involvement by providing practical information about areas of the law that affect the daily lives of all U.S. residents and activities that develop analytic and advocacy skills.
The text introduces students to fundamental civil, criminal, and constitutional law principles, and provides a platform for guided discussion of important public policy issues concerning crime, discrimination, health care, and immigration.
Street Law: Understanding Law and Legal Issues is published by Street Law’s long-time publishing partner, McGraw-Hill Education.
This flexible curriculum adapts to emphasize the priorities of individual campuses. McGraw-Hill Education offers the option of a customized text which includes only the chapters selected by the instructor.
An online instructor’s manual is available to purchasers.
To order the text using McGraw-Hill Education's Create™ platform, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Street Law, Inc. does not sell or distribute review copies of the textbook.
Faculty Development Seminars
Street Law staff conducts seminars for professors interested in starting a Street Law course at their community colleges. The seminars expose participants to the program elements, curriculum materials, and recommended teaching strategies. Participants develop an understanding of course outcomes and how the course aligns with individual community college priorities.
Seminar participants get exclusive access to additional program resources, student recruitment materials, and an online network connecting Street Law-trained faculty.