The D.C. Street Law Clinic is one of 14 courses offered as part of Georgetown Law's clinical legal education program. Law students are placed in public high schools across the city and teach year-long courses in practical law. The first semester is dedicated to substantive legal topics and the second is focused on learning trial skills.

Each year, the clinic culminates with a mock trial tournament, pitting teams of students from D.C. high schools against each other as lawyers and witnesses in a complex hypothetical mock trial. Coached by attorneys from the Department of Justice and private law firms, as well as law student instructors, the students prepare for the trial over a six-week period. D.C. Superior Court judges, local attorneys and law students serve as tournament judges.

This year’s case is a civil case with First and Fourteenth Amendment issues. The first and second rounds of the competition will be held at D.C. Superior Court. Students from 14 D.C. public senior high schools and public charter high schools will participate in simultaneous trials during each of the preliminary rounds. The mock trial championship between the highest scoring plaintiff and defense teams will take place at Georgetown Law.

HOW YOU CAN HELP: The Street Law Clinic seeks volunteers to score the trials. You can commit to score one trial, or return and score on both days. Volunteers will be provided with an orientation, information packet, and score sheet.

WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, March 21st and Thursday, March 28th from 6-8pm.
D.C. Superior Court
Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

The championship round will be held at
Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium – McDonough Hall
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

HOW TO SIGN UP: You can sign up to volunteer using this link: http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/forms/?formid=199. If you have questions please contact: streetlaw@law.georgetown.edu.