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Fall 2023

5403 Street Law I - COHEN- 14403

Professor(s): Lisa Cohen (STAFF)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  W  Location: 311 

Course Outline: Law students will teach high school age students in Houston area high schools and juvenile probation facilities about the law including constitutional law, family law, criminal law, housing law, and other areas. Street Law empowers young people to be active, engaged citizens by equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully participate in their communities. Law students will gain a greater knowledge of substantive law and how to explain the law to lay people, develop their ability for oral presentations both in formal settings and thinking on their feet, improve legal research skills, and gain an understanding of the legal system in the context of those persons directly affected by it.

Students will participate in a weekly seminar class that will provide the resources and tools necessary for teaching the law to high school age students and will commit to teach approximately 3 hours a week in a high school or a juvenile probation facility

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Quota=12.

Approval is needed from the instructor prior to registration for this course. Students must apply by completing the online survey. The online survey interest form can be found at
https://uhlc.wufoo.com/forms/z55ewx117hc6hb/

Students will be contacted by the professor once the online survey is completed.

For more information about Street Law please go to the following page -

https://www.law.uh.edu/center4clp/streetlaw.asp



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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

No book required for this course

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