July 5th, 2012
Let’s face it: law school students have a reputation for burying their heads in their books. So we offer this weekly series, “The ‘Anti-Social’ Life,” to illustrate that law school students can enjoy a life of leisure as well.
Street Law at the University of Texas School of Law is a student organization whose members visit area schools to teach legal issues to middle and high school students. Approximately 70 to 100 lessons, such as “Basics of Criminal Justice,” “Immigration,” “Teen Dating Violence” and “The Right to Be Safe,” are taught each year by roughly 100 law students. Interested students do not need to have any prior teaching experience and are fully trained and provided with materials to teach lessons in groups of three.