ERIC Number: ED375061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
A Manual for Teaching Law Students To Teach Law. Project Director's Manual.
Armancas-Fisher, Margaret, Ed.; Gray, Grayfred B., Ed.
This manual is intended to serve as a resource book for law professors and program directors who would like to conduct a program for teaching law students to instruct the public in their areas of the law. Over 30 law schools nationwide offer credit or compensation to law students to teach in the community, primarily in high schools, but also in middle schools, prisons, and community organizations. Although based predominantly on the "Street Law" textbook, the programs may differ substantially from each other. For this reason, the manual is illustrative and does not suggest a single right way to conduct a program. The seven chapters of the manual cover key issues for street law programs, their basic features, the rationale for the programs, their structures, instructions for law students, evaluations of the instructors, and the administration of the programs. In the appendices, the manual presents detailed descriptions of several law school programs, sample syllabi for a law school seminar, lesson plans for a seminar, materials for use in instructing law students to teach, lesson plans that the law students may employ, and several lists of teaching resources. Emphasizing the several strategies that have proven successful, the manual provides an overview of the different models followed by law schools at Georgetown University, Temple University, and the University of Tennessee. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Law Related Education, Law Students, Legal Education (Professions), Middle Schools, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies
National Institute for Citizen Education in the Law, 711 G Street, S.E., Washington, DC 20003.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Citizen Education in the Law, Washington, DC.