For 50 years, the Georgetown Street Law program has provided professional development for law students while actively engaging with the D.C. community by teaching law to high school students.
Law students practice professional skills (e.g., public speaking, verbal and written communication, strategic planning, research and writing, and explaining complicated concepts to nonlawyers) in a high-reward, low-risk setting. Student participants consistently rate Street Law as the top elective course in DC Public Schools. Street Law provides access to high-quality educational experiences for all students. The first course of its kind, Georgetown Street Law has spawned hundreds of domestic and international chapters, making Street Law the preeminent high school-to-law school pipeline program.
In the fall and spring courses, law students teach a semester-long elective course in practical law and trial advocacy to students in public and charter high schools throughout the District of Columbia. Evening law students teach a semester-long or year-long practical law course to juvenile and adult learners under court-ordered probation or in rehabilitation facilities or transitional housing. Street Law is taught using an interactive, learner-centered methodology.