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Fall 2020
5403 Street Law I - MARRUS/ROISMAN- 17883

Professor(s): Gavriella Roisman (ADJUNCT)
Ellen Marrus (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  W  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 3 hours a week in a high school or a community organization.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Course Notes: Quota=12. Approval is needed from the instructor prior to registration for this course. Students must apply by completing the online survey. The online survey interest form can be found at

Students will be contacted by the professor once the online survey is completed.

For more information about Street Law (since in person information sessions are not available at this time) please go to the following page - If after viewing the video you have any additional questions please contact Professor Marrus at


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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

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (3/31/2020 4:28:10 PM)

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