Street Law is a concept used the world over and was designed to teach people about the law and their rights. Originating at Georgetown University in Washington DC and having massive success in South Africa after being introduces as part of the curriculum, street law has become a worldwide movement aiming to increase peoples awareness to the laws that affect them on a daily basis as well as to develop critical thinking and evaluative skills. It is a movement we at The Law Clinic at GCU are proud to be a part of.
Through our Street Law programme we aim to take legal concepts and make them into practical law to schools in the Greater Glasgow area and through interactive sessions help pupils become more aware of the laws that affect them in their daily lives.
The aim of our outreach programme is to help school pupils:
- Understand the ethics that shape the law
- gain an understanding of how the law works
- Learn how the law affects them as individuals
- Develop critical thinking and communication skills
- Learn about the legal protections and options that are available to them
Lesson plans we have designed encompass numerous topics such as Human Rights, Employment, Ethical Speed Moots and Police Powers.
Our Street Law activities can be seen here.