Miami STREET Law is an educational, legal outreach program that trains current law students to teach law at schools throughout Miami-Dade County. The mission of the Program is to empower youth through interactive education about law, democracy, and human rights while furthering the professional development of law students. In short, we strive to:
Students who participate in Miami STREET Law obtain course credit while they experience a unique, professional development opportunity. Through teaching about the law and interacting with the community, law students are given a chance to analyze state and local laws and procedures. Additionally, as STREET Law classes use interactive teaching strategies—including mock trials, moot courts and simulated negotiations—students can hone their communication and analytical skills while gaining exposure to other professionals and the community. STREET Law injects a human element into law school education, providing students with insight into public policy issues and concerns that impact their community.
Miami STREET Law provides the South Florida community with essential legal information and helps high school students navigate through our law-saturated society. The Program serves to put lawyers in a positive light while at the same time creating positive role models for the students who participate in the classes. An ancillary long-term goal of the program is to increase diversity in the legal profession.
Lecturer in Law
Director Miami STREET Law
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Jessi Tamayo directs the STREET Law Program and teaches courses in Professional Responsibility. Prior to joining Miami Law she was the Associate Director of the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics and taught courses in Professional Responsibility at Fordham Law School in New York City.
You can also watch former Director Karen Throckmorton discuss how the STREET Law Program provides experiential learning and benefits to Miami Law students as well as the South Florida community. Watch video.
Hear the personal story of 3L Rob Collins which inspired him to want to become a Street Lawyer. Watch video
For ideas on how to positively impact a teen's life through STREET LAW, listen to 3L Nico Pelleya's ideas on pertinent topics and the challenges and rewards of being a Street Lawyer. Watch video
3L Rob Weaver discusses the areas of the law which interest teens at Miami Senior High and the power of a Street Lawyer to be a positive role model. Watch video
Hear Tamara Kosic's views on the rewards of being a Street Lawyer in two very different venues: in a correctional population of female convicted teenaged felons; and in a huge inner city school in Miami. Watch video