Street Law works. Studies show that our programs:
Align with research-based civic education practices
Enable teachers to adopt and continue to use student-centered learning pedagogy.
Increase participants’ abilities to form and express opinions on contested public issues.
Develop participants’ pathways to legal careers.
Reduce recidivism among youth diverted from the juvenile justice system.
Build the skills of future legal professionals.
Formal evaluation findings
Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers
An evaluation of the Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers, a six-day professional development program for secondary social studies teachers, found that:
- Teachers became significantly more confident in using Institute teaching strategies and content.
- Teachers’ use of Institute teaching strategies and content increased.
- Teachers’ knowledge about the Supreme Court grew.
Legal Diversity Pipeline Program
Evaluations of the Legal Diversity Pipeline Program show increases in the following:
- Students’ awareness of legal career pathways
- Students’ awareness of the steps necessary to obtain those careers
- Students’ overall interest in the legal profession
- Students’ levels of inspiration by the program’s volunteers as role models