The Street Law: American Legal Education Clinic allows students to teach law in a variety of high school classrooms throughout the Los Angeles area. Street Law focuses on how law students can communicate legal concepts to non-lawyers and on teaching such necessary legal skills as establishing trust and confidence building rapport. In a weekly seminar, students do practice teaching and are instructed in various teaching methods. They then apply that training in their own classrooms as they devise a curriculum. Each student, in consultation with the clinic instructor and high school teachers, has the opportunity to develop his or her own individual curriculum.
Street Law is taught by Tony Tolbert.
For more information about the clinic, unit credit, enrollment and any prerequisites, click on the course description at 712 Street Law: American Legal Education.