Our impact is great, but our beginnings were modest. In 1972, a small group of visionary law students at Georgetown University Law Center developed an experimental curriculum to teach District of Columbia high school students about law and the legal system. The lessons were an immediate success, and, responding to their practical nature, the high school students called them “Street Law.” The name stuck.

The efforts of our founding law students launched a movement to teach ordinary people about law using student-centered, interactive teaching methods. Street Law, Inc. was born from this movement . . . and this is our story.

Want more? Read about our organizational history in the International Journal of Public Legal Education.