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Fall 2017
5403 Street Law I - MARRUS/NEELY- 25909

Professor(s): Ellen Marrus (FACULTY)
Lauren Neely (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  W  Location: 209  BLB

Course Outline: Law students will teach high school age students about the law including constitutional law, family law, criminal law, housing law, and other areas. Street Law empowers young people to be active, engaged citizens by equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully participate in their communities. Law students will gain a greater knowledge of substantive law and how to explain the law to lay people, develop their ability for oral presentations both in formal settings and thinking on their feet, improve legal research skills, and gain an understanding of the legal system in the context of those persons directly affected by it.

Students will participate in a weekly seminar class that will provide the resources and tools necessary for teaching the law to high school students and will commit to teach approximately 4 hours a week in a high school or a community organization.

Information sessions will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at noon and 4:00 and on Wednesday, April 5th at noon in room BLB 109. On line survey registration form can be found at

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 9/06/17

Course Notes:   Quota=12. Approval is needed from the instructor prior to registration for this course. Students must apply to be enrolled in the course by sending an email to Professor Marrus at stating their interest in the course.


First Day Assignments: Street Law – First class assignment

Pick up the student edition of the Street Law text from Melissa Fleet prior to the first class and familiarize yourself with the book. In addition read the electronic materials being sent to you during the week of August 14th. For the first class prepare four to five written goals for yourself and be prepared to demonstrate how you will introduce the course and yourself to your high school students.

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (3/31/2017 4:47:55 PM)

No book required for this course

Course Materials: Materials will be distributed electronically and in class.

Materials will be distributed electronically and in class.