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Street Law UGA

Welcome to the site of the Street Law chapter at the University of Georgia School of Law.  Please come join us in our activities here at Georgia Law for the 2013-2014 school year.

ABOUT STREET LAW

  • Street Law UGA is a student-run organization designed to educate youth about practical law topics -- "Street Law" --  and inspire youth to seek legal careers.  Street Law UGA focuses on educating minority and low income youth and inspiring youth from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the legal profession.

 

  • Topics covered include (but are not limited to):
    • The Juvenile Justice System
    • An Arrestee's Rights
    • Foster Care System
    • Finding a Job
    • Finding a Place to Live
    • Effects of a Criminal Record
    • Education after High School
    • Goal Setting
    • "Should it be a Crime?"
    • GA's "Seven Deadly Sins"
  • Placements may include:
    • Middle and High Schools
    • Youth Detention Centers
    • DFCS Independent Living Program
    • Church Youth Groups
    • Etc.

       

  • Street Law UGA strives to offer weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly service trips implemented by its law student members for the Athens community and surrounding area.  The same group of students will go to the same placements each time, allowing for both law students and youth to foster meaningful and lasting relationships.
    • Current Placements include:
      • Peer Court
      • Timothy Baptist Church Youth Group
      • Upward Bound
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    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Primary Email:  StreetLawUGA@gmail.com

     2013-2014 Executive Board Members:

     

    Advisor:  Professor Russell Gabriel - gabrielr@uga.edu

     

    To learn more about the history of Street Law and its national and international projects please go to:  http://streetlaw.org.