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Street Law: High School
Professor Richard Roe
J.D. Clinic 556 | 6 credit hours (year long)
Students teach a year-long course in practical law in D.C. high schools. Students devote three hours per week to teaching such subjects as criminal law and procedure, consumer, torts, family, housing, and individual rights law. A city-wide mock trial competition culminates the course. A two-hour seminar is conducted each week and focuses on substantive law as well as interactive methodology used in teaching. Among the lawyering skills emphasized are critical thinking, planning and preparation, and communication with lay persons. Participation: approximately 21 students.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and Street Law: Community. Students may concurrently enroll in this clinic and an externship or practicum course.