Miami STREET Law is modeled after the clinic developed by Georgetown Law students in 1972 to teach high school students about practical aspects of the law and the legal system. Today, the Miami STREET Law Program teaches law, public policy and ethics to students in Miami-Dade County public and private schools.
In addition to the time dedicated to teaching, law students have a class that meets twice a week in which they study the STREET Law text, design their curricula for their schools, and practice teaching.
Miami STREET Law — which is modeled after the national STREET Law Program — was started by Director Karen Throckmorton in 2001. Law students initially began teaching law at two schools: Miami Senior High and the Palmer Trinity School. Since then, the STREET Law Program has expanded to nine schools across Miami-Dade County, including:
Fellows: Charrise Alexander, Laura Burgess, Matt James, Nick Kallergis, Noah Nite, Chris Saunders, Rody Tadenev, Rico Williams
Law School Interns: Aaron Ahlzadeh, Daniel Butler, Zak Colangelo, Brett Holland, Casaundra Johnson, Sam Karl, Whitney Kouvaris, Krysta Markus, Leslie Pollack, Denise Roberson, Eryka Schiffman, Genna Selesnick, Joshua Truppman, Amir Whitaker, J.C. Zamora
Undergraduate Interns: T'Keyah Gadson
Read Director's welcome or hear Director Karen Throckmorton discuss how the STREET Law Program provides experiential learning and benefits Miami Law students as well as the South Florida community.
Hear the personal story of 3L Rob Collins which inspired him to want to become a Street Lawyer. Watch video
For ideas on how to positively impact a teen's life through STREET LAW, listen to 3L Nico Pelleya's ideas on pertinent topics and the challenges and rewards of being a Street Lawyer. Watch video
3L Rob Weaver discusses the areas of the law which interest teens at Miami Senior High and the power of a Street Lawyer to be a positive role model. Watch video
Hear Tamara Kosic's views on the rewards of being a Street Lawyer in two very different venues: in a correctional population of female convicted teenaged felons; and in a huge inner city school in Miami. Watch video