Street Law at the UW School of Law

Model Lesson Plans

The following lesson plans have been developed by University of Washington School of Law Students for the Street Law Course and are available for use at no charge. Most lesson plans are available in Microsoft Word, Adober PDF or Power Point document. Additional files are available as noted.

Users should note that the law changes, and varies from state to state. Please check for updates on the law, and variations in your state.

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Introduction to Law

LessonMaterial
Indian Law - (2013) Word document
Adobe PDF document
Adobe PDF document
Adobe PDF document
Adobe PDF document
Mental Health Care Law and Policy - (2013) Word document
No Vehicles in the Park - by Carew (2011) Word document
Power Point presentation
Law Drafting - Game and Drafting Activity - by Israel (2011) Word document
Jury Duty and Jury Selection - by Israel (2011) Word document
Power Point presentation
Class Action Lawsuits and Small Claims - Small Claims trials (2010) Word document
Power Point presentation
Introduction to Law - Q & A game (2009) Word document
Introduction to Voting (2008) Word document
Street Law Jeopardy (2008) Power Point presentation
Citizen Advocacy through Lobbying and Voting (2008) Word document
Trivia Game (2008) Word document
Presentation Slides
Introduction to the U.S. Constitution: Separation of Powers - Game (2007) Word document
Introduction to the U.S. Constitution: Enumerated Powers (2007) Word document
Supreme Court Lesson Plan() - Simulated confirmation hearing Word document
Introduction to Law - Origins of Common Law - Roleplay (2003) Word document
Introduction to Law - Why We Have Laws - (Case Study) Word document
Laws and Values - Public hearing, lobbying (2002) Word document
Introduction to Mediation (2007) Word document
Power Point Presentation
Introduction to Negotiation - Roleplay (Smith) (2012) Word document

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Juvenile Justice

LessonMaterial
Plea Bargaining/Juveniles - small group negotiation (2010) Word document
Sentencing Goals/Juveniles - triads (2010) Adobe PDF document
Juvenile Justice - Steps in a Case (2007) Word document
Power Point presentation
Juvenile Justice - In re Gault - Case Study (2007) Word document
Juvenile Justice - Please Bargaining (2000) Adobe PDF document
Criminal Law - Elements of a Crime: Comparing Adult and Juvenile Procedures (2003) Word document
Sealing of Juvenile Court Records (2005) Adobe PDF document
Partial plan (combine with intro & forms from Sealing packet)
Full Sealing packet from Columbia Legal Services

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Criminal Law

LessonMaterial
Washington Marijuana Laws - (2013) Word document
Power Point presentation
Word document
Issues Facing the Criminal Justice System - Triad activity (Nieto) (2012) Word document
Power Point presentation
Adobe PDF document
Brown v. Plata Case Study
Search & Seizure - Opinion Poll (2013) Word document
Search and Seizure, U.S. v. Drayton - Roleplay, Opinion Poll, Triad (Wilson) (2012) Word document
Traffic Infractions - (2013) Word document
Power Point presentation
Tips of Crimes - Opinion Poll/Hypotheticals (Hong) (2012) Word document
Power Point presentation
Miranda Rights - Video, Hypotheticals (Zanzig) (2012) Word document
Power Point presentation
Sexting and Child Pronography - Opinion Poll - (2013) Adobe PDF document
Sexting and Child Pornography Laws - by Hayden (2011) Word document
Power Point presentation
Criminal Law Trivia Olympics - by Norwood (2011) Word document
Document
Arrest and Interrogation, Roleplay - by Rubenstein (2011) Word document
Word document
Power Point presentation
Search and Seizure - by DeVleming (2011) Word document
Search and Seizure—Racial Incongruity - roleplay (2010) Word document
Elements of a Crime - hypotheticals (2010) Word document
Washington’s Minor-in-Possession Statute - hypotheticals (2010) Word document
Handout
Handout
Arrest - Stop action roleplay (2009) Power Point presentation
Word document
Introduction to Plea Bargaining - Game (2009) Word document
Death Penalty - Trivia game, class discussion (2009) Word document
Police Patrol - OfficerVisit (2008) Word document
Arrest / Detainment - Case Study (2006) Word document
Search & Seizure Opinion Poll (2000) Adobe PDF document
Search & Seizure, Kyllo Case - Structured Academic Controversy (2007) Word document
Right of Privacy: Pretextual Stops - Roleplay, oral arguments (2007) Word document
Criminal Law - Miranda: Case Study Adobe PDF document
Criminal Law - Miranda: Opinion Poll Word document
Miranda Case Studies: RI v. Innis; NY v. Quarles; IL v. Perkins (2006) Word document
Criminal Law Game Show (2000) Adobe PDF document
Criminal Law - Theories of Crime and Punishment: Plea Bargaining Exercise (2001) Adobe PDF document
Death Penalty Background and Quiz (2006) Word document
Rape - Triad Exercise Word document
Criminal Law: Affirmative Defenses - Triad exercis (2005) Word document
Eyewitness Identification Procedures (2005) Word document
White Collar Crime (2005) Word document
Cyber Crime - Film clip, case study (2006) Word document

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Torts

LessonMaterial
Case of the Spilled Coffee - by Berchelman (2011) Word document
Unintentional Tors Case Study - by Ward (2011) Word document
Power Point presentation
Elements of Torts - skits (2010) Word document
Introduction to Negligent Torts - Hypotheticals (2009) Word document
Introduction to Torts Powerpoint
Negligence Elements — Simpsons Episode (2008) Word document
Torts: Intentional Torts - Mini-Arguments (2006) Word document
Torts: Elements of Negligence - Mini-Arguments (2006) Word document
Intentional Torts and Defenses: Hypos and Roleplays (2006) Word document
Torts - Hypotheticals Adobe PDF document
Torts - Negligence Case Study: Palsgraf (2007) Word document
Handouts
Power Point presentation
Case Material
Torts - Negligence: Duty and Breach Case Study (2003) Word document
Torts - Negligence: Damages (2005) Word document
Handouts
Product Liability Case Study Word document

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Consumer Law/Contracts

LessonMaterial
Promissory Estoppel, Leonard v. Pepsico - Botz (2012) Word document
Consumer Debt and Credit Cards - by McRobert (2011) Word document
Power Point presentation
Adobe PDF document
Contracts Law - lecture with worksheet, short case studies (2010) Lesson plan
Power Point presentation
Drafting document
Contract sample
Worksheet
Negotiation for NFL Player Contract (2010) Word document
Consumer Law - letters to Attorney General (2010) Word document
Contract Drafting - Negotiate music contract (2009) Word document
Contract Drafting Lecture PowerPoint
Fair Housing Law - Opinion Poll (2009) Word document
Consumer Law - Deceptive Sales Practices - Roleplay (2004) Word document
Introduction to Contracts - Lecture, discussion (2006) Word document
Contracts Review-Negotiation Exercises (2006) Word document
Contracts - Jerry Springer Show Format (2000) Adobe PDF document

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Family Law

LessonMaterial
Child Custody - case studies (2010) Word document
Dissolution, Property Division - small groups (2010) Word document
Power Point presentation
Family Law Opinion Poll (2000) Adobe PDF document
Marriage - Skit (2004) Adobe PDF document
Marriage and Divorce - Mock Wedding and Mediation Activity Adobe PDF document
Dissolution of Marriage and Community Property - Case studies (2005) Word document
Power Point presentation
Paternity & Child Support - Opening and Closing Statements Adobe PDF document
Parent-Child Relationships (2005) Word document
Domestic Violence Simulation - Teens (2002) Word document
Domestic Violence Simulation - Teen and Adult (2003) Word document
Teen Dating Violence and Paternity - Roleplay, child support hearing Word document
Paternity in Washington - Simulation (2007) Word document
Child Abuse & Trial Process: Mock Hearing Word document
Child Abuse - Hypotheticals Word document
Child Abuse and Neglect: Negotiation Exercise Word document

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Individual Rights

LessonMaterial
Affirmative Action - Triads (2013) Adobe PDF document
Free Speech (2010) Word document
PowerPoint visual aids
Poll
Human Rights Defenders and Universal Declaration - read bios and identify rights Word document
First Amendment Triads: Myspace suspension case (2009) Word document
Myspace Case Facts
Judge Worksheet
School Worksheet
Student Worksheet
First Amendment - Structured Academic Controversy (2008) Word document
Equal Protection - Hypotheticals (2008) Word document
Medical Decisions and the Law - Opinion Poll (2008) Word document
Immigration Law - Asylum - Mock interview (2008) Word document
Employment Law Skits (2007) Word document
Basic Workplace Rights - Hypothetical and roleplay (2006) Word document
Power Point presentation
Individual Rights - Game Show (2001) Adobe PDF document
Law and Ethics for Photojournalists (2005) Word document
Free Speech in Schools (2007) Word document
Power Point presentation
Case Material--Guiles v. Marineau
Case Material--Tinker & Bethel HS
Free Speech: Overview and Case Studies (2007) Word document
Power Point presentation
Freedom of Speech: Hypos and Supreme Court Arguments (2006) Word document
Hypotheticals
Hypotheticals with arguments
Final handout with cases and law
Freedom of Religion: Opinion Poll Word document
Freedom of Speech (2005) Word document
Power Point presentation
Power Point handouts (w/o photos)
Right to Privacy Adobe PDF document
Human Rights: Universal Declaration Adobe PDF document
Convention Against Torture (2007) Adobe PDF document
Supreme Court Precedent - Affirmative Action in Education (2007) Word document
Power Point presentation

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Employment/Housing Law

LessonMaterial
Foreclosure Law - Video, Q&A (Pazhouh) (2012) Word document
Introduction to Employment Law - by Talge (2011) Word document
Power Point presentation

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Intellectual Property

LessonMaterial
Internet Privacy - by McCabe (2011) Power Point presentation
Word document
Introduction to Intellectual Property - by Lindo (2011) Word document
Copyright and Digital Age Legal Issues - by Foster, Mariko (2011) Word document
Power Point presentation
File Sharing & On-line Piracy - Opinion poll (2009) Word document
File Sharing Lesson
Internet and the Law (2008) Word document
Overview on Kids and Internet Use
Case Study 1
Case Study 2
Case Study 3
Case Study 4
Case Study 5
Case Study 6
Case Study 7
Case Study 8
Copyright Law (2008) Adobe PDF document

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Mock Trial Preparation

LessonMaterial
Objections, Cross and Closing - Allen (2012) Word document
Word document
Introduction to Criminal Trials - Lecture and quiz (2009) Word document
Power Point presentation
Introduction to Opening Statements - Shipwrecked Sailors (2009) Adobe PDF document
Introduction to Opening and Closing (2009) Word document
Powerpoint Presentation (Video clips)
Mock Trial — Crimes of Omission, Drowning Girl (2008) Word document
Presentation slides
Mock Trial Basics - Closing, Direct and Cross (2008) Word document
Presentation slides
Direct and Cross (2008) Word document
Public Speaking and Opening Statements (2008) Word document
Introduction to Trial Process - Stolen Car Mini-Trial (2007) Word document
Power Point presentation
Trial Transcript
Introduction to Trial Process - Opening Statement Writing Exercise using Three Little Pigs (2007) Word document
Power Point presentation
Conducting Direct and Cross Examinations (2007) Word document
Mock Trial Preparation - Preparing Direct and Cross (2000) Word document
Mock Trial Preparation - Opening Statements (2003) Word document
Mock Trial Preparation - Direct and Cross Examination (2001) Adobe PDF document
Mock Trial Preparation - Opening Statements, a Timed Writing Exercise (2005) Word document

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Environmental Law

LessonMaterial
Introduction to Environmental Law (2003) Word document

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Last updated 7/29/2013