Street Law | L4555E
Street Law -- Education: Under faculty supervision, students in two-person teams teach law in urban high schools. An underlying principle of the course is that one of the best ways to learn is to teach. There will be weekly seminars and field performances supervised by the instructor. Students develop skills in practical application of legal concepts; substantive topics in federal and Colorado law; teaching techniques; classroom management; and the multifaceted roles of lawyers in the community. Each student participates in researching, drafting and presenting a course in a particular field of substantive law.
Department of Corrections: This course allows students to educate and work with inmates in the Colorado Department of Corrections men's and women's facilities teaching them practical legal concepts and issues they will face upon release. Students also assist teachers in teaching Constitutional issues as part of the GED program. Students learn more about the law through actually teaching. They are paired with one or more other law students. All students research, develop, and present course material in a field of substantive law based upon the needs of the inmates. The actual teaching time is scheduled by the student and the DOC teachers. This class qualifies for the public service requirement.
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)