Last year, more than
young people benefited from Street Law, Inc. programs and curricular materials.
Last year, more than
educators, legal professionals, and other volunteers were supported or mobilized to teach young people.

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.

Summer Associates Program is Back in Action

Formal evaluation findings

Rule of Law for Peace in Jordan

Building upon several years of work in Jordan, Street Law, Inc. partnered with Arab World Center for Democratic Development United for Human Rights and Democracy (UNIHRD) to implement the Rule of Law for Peace in Jordan project from 2022 to 2023.

The project, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, aimed to build a rule of law culture in Jordan, forming a strong foundation for citizen-government trust and a stable, peaceful society. Using a people-centered justice approach, Street Law empowered Jordanian youth activists and government officials to play an active role in forming, influencing, and advocating for a dynamic society that upholds the rule of law.

An independent evaluation found the following:

  • Government officials increased their capacity and willingness to engage with citizens: 87% demonstrated knowledge gain on rule of law principles; 89% reported improved skills to engage with citizens; and 90% reported being more willing to collaborate with citizens.
  • Youth were empowered as change agents for rule of law. Young people demonstrated improved skills in many areas, including leadership, advocacy, awareness of the rule of law, program design/implementation, team management, problem-solving, and relationship-building/stakeholder engagement.
  • Locally driven community initiatives improved government-citizen relations, created sustainable avenues for continued engagement. 68% of government officials and 77% of community leaders acknowledged improved government-citizen relations as a result of the project.


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Rule of Law for All Program

Street Law’s Rule of Law for All program is an inquiry-based approach to developing students’ understanding of the key tenets of rule of law, its import to the health of U.S. democracy, its threats at the local, state, and national levels, and how individuals can support rule of law and act to counter those threats. Developed with funding from the Annenberg Foundation, the Rule of Law for All program includes curriculum, instructional materials, and professional development supports for teachers.

Participating teachers reported the following

  • 71% reported their students make more connections between the content and their own lives
  • 61% reported their students are more engaged in Rule of Law for All lessons
  • 61% reported their students more likely to discuss taking actions to improve their communities
  • 70% reported the Rule of Law for All lessons and professional development are “excellent” quality

Full report from the University of Southern California:

Supreme Court Summer Institute

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.

Full Reports:

2017 SCSI Evaluation Executive Summary

2017 SCSI Evaluation Report

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

Full Reports:

2011 Legal Diversity Pipeline Program for Law Firms Evaluation Report

2007 Legal Diversity Pipeline Program for Corporate Legal Departments Evaluation Report

Evaluations of Past Initiatives