Street Law Based CLE: A Student-Impact-Assessment
AbstractThe term ‘Street Law’ authentically refers to the specially-created, experimental teaching syllabus developed by a group of students of the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C., United States of America in 1972. The syllabus merged legal content together with unconventional teaching methods, taking the ‘law’ out of the typical lecture-classroom setting directly to its intended target audience: non-laywer members of society; aiming to educate them in basic legal principles in simple and practical ways so that it would be easier for the audience to comprehend. The defining character of the course, i.e. its straight-forward connection to its ‘on-the-streetlearners’ became its own name. In fact, it took on an identity of its own becoming a recognized part of the legal curriculum and the founding brand-name of a non-profit, non-governmental organisation known as Street Law Inc, based in the state of Maryland, USA as early as 1986.
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