Miami Law STREET Law

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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.

Details

  • STREET Law is a 2-credit class.
  • The class requires weekly or biweekly teaching of law at a local high school, jail, juvenile justice facility or community center.
  • The law students in the program are known as "Street Lawyers."
  • These Street Lawyers are paired in teams that consist of two interns, who are in their first year in the Program, and one fellow, who is in his/her second year of the Program.
  • Each team is assigned to teach at a different affiliated school for a full academic year.

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.

Affiliated Schools

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.

See Descriptions of 2014-15 Sites and Student Placements

2014-2015 Miami STREET LAW Sites


2014-2015 Fellows & Interns

Interns:
Devon Arnold
Leslie Coulter
Davilmar, Roodelyne
Jennifer Felipe
Merlie Fleurizard
Donald Guerrazzi
Kevin Huguelet
Melissa Jordon
Stephanie Lopez
Mitun Mitra
Robert Pecchio
Priscilla Perez
Brittney Savino
Caitlyn Scherr
Caroline Schwartz
William Smith
Rachel Streitfeld
Alyssa Wohl

           

Fellows:
Shelby Carlson
Ian Fels
Jordan Holmes
Jessalynn Rubio
Adrienne Scheffey

IN THE NEWS

Jessalynn RubioSTREET LAW Fellow and Third Year Law Student Learns How to Grab the Attention of High School Students

Jose VazquezMiami STREET LAW Program Makes a Difference in 3L Jose Vazquez’s Law School Career


INFO SESSION

Street Law Info Session

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Jessi TamayoJessi 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.


VIDEOS



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.


PHOTOS

See Photos of Miami STREET Law Camp