Miami STREET Law is modeled after the clinic developed by Georgetown Law students in 1972 to teach high school students about practical aspects of the law and the legal system. Today, the Miami STREET Law Program teaches law, public policy and ethics to students in Miami-Dade County public and private schools.
In addition to the time dedicated to teaching, law students have a class that meets twice a week in which they study the STREET Law text, design their curricula for their schools, and practice teaching.
Miami STREET Law — which is modeled after the national STREET Law Program — was started in 2001. Law students initially began teaching law at two schools: Miami Senior High and the Palmer Trinity School. Since then, the STREET Law Program has expanded to more schools across Miami-Dade County.
Jessi Tamayo directs the STREET Law Program and teaches courses in Professional Responsibility.
You can also watch former Director Karen Throckmorton discuss how the program provides experiential learning and benefits to Miami Law students and the South Florida community. Watch video.
Hear the personal story of 3L Rob Collins which inspired him to want to become a Street Lawyer.
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.
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.
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.