Spring 2018
5497 Street Law II - MARRUS/NEELY- 24528

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

Credits: 4

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 

Time: ARRANGED  Location:  

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 more info to be announced.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

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 emarrus@uh.edu stating their interest in the course.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (11/17/2017 9:45:45 AM)

No book required for this course

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