The Street Law program seeks applicants for the Georgetown Street Law Teaching Fellowship starting in July or August 2024 and ending in June or July 2026. The fellowship program combines experiential legal education, implementation of interactive educational methodology, seminar instruction, field supervision and work product review of second- and third-year law students, program administration, curriculum development, and scholarly research. The fellowship prepares the candidate for a career in teaching, the practice of law, or both.

Since 1972, the Georgetown University Law Center Street Law Program has provided law-related educational services in the District of Columbia public high schools, correctional facilities, and other community locations. Georgetown Street Law’s purpose is (1) to support the professional development of the Georgetown law students who teach the Street Law classes in the community and (2) to provide law-focused education to non-lawyers using interactive educational methods. These methods develop academic, critical thinking, and civic skills. See the Georgetown Street Law website and our 50th Anniversary video.

The fellowship is ideal for someone interested in developing instructional, supervisory, and research abilities in a setting that combines public education, teaching, and public interest work. Fellows matriculate through a clinical pedagogy course co-taught by members of the Georgetown clinical faculty. Upon completing the fellowship, the fellow will earn a Master of Laws in Advocacy (L.L.M.).

Specific Responsibilities

  • Supervise law students who teach courses in practical law in DC high schools and various community placements
  • Develop a legal curriculum appropriate for high school students and other non-lawyers.
  • Administer district-wide mock trial competitions.
  • Network with local school officials, practicing legal professionals, and non-lawyer volunteers.
  • Meet regularly with high school administrators to coordinate Street Law classes.
  • Write an article for publication.
  • Perform other instructional and administrative duties as needed.


  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited institution.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Exceptional organizational, time management, supervision, communication, and research and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in education and youth issues, trial practice, classroom or alternative teaching experience, and/or knowledge of best practices in teaching, learning, and supervision are preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and ability to work well independently and as part of a team.


The first-year salary is $70,000; the second-year salary is $75,000. Georgetown awards fellows an LL.M. in Advocacy upon fellowship completion. The fellow also receives health and dental benefits and all tuition and fees for the L.L.M. program. As full-time students, fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans and may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit the following materials in a single PDF file attached to an email to Address all materials to Professor Charisma Howell.

  • A brief statement explaining the applicant’s interest in the position
  • A resume
  • A current law school transcript
  • Three references, including contact information
  • A writing sample

Street Law welcomes and considers applications from any and all interested applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran, or other protected status.

Send application materials in a single PDF file attached to an email to Please address all materials to Professor Charisma Howell.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, December 1, 2023.