Street Law at the UW School of Law
Washington Law for Law Student Teachers
Supplement to Street Law: A Course in Practical Law, 5th Edition, 1994. Revised January 2002.
The following Supplement has been developed by Julia Gold of the University of Washington School of Law. Each file is in Adobe PDF format. Download Acrobat Reader. The supplement may be downloaded in its entirety, or by chapter/section.
- ALL CHAPTERS AND SECTIONS (220 pages)
- Introduction to Law and the Legal System
What is Law, Settling Disputes Out of Court, The Adversary System, Judges and Juries, Lawyers
- Criminal Law & Juvenile Justice - Part I
Victims of Crime, Classes of Crime, Parties to Crime, Preliminary Crimes, Crimes Against the Person
- Criminal Law & Juvenile Justice - Part II
Washington Crimes (Homicide, Assault, Rape), Crimes Vs. Property (Arson, Vandalism, Robbery, Extortion, Forgery), Substance Abuse
- Criminal Law & Juvenile Justice - Part III
Defenses, Criminal Justice Process (Arrest, Search and Seizure)
- Criminal Law & Juvenile Justice - Part IV
Criminal Justice Process (Investigatory Stops, Interrogations and Confessions), Proceedings Before Trial (Bail, Pretrial Motions, Exclusionary Rule)
Auto Insurance Issues, Workers Compensation, Attractive Nuisance, Good Samaritan Law, Negligence, Liability Laws
- Consumer Law
How Laws Protect the Consumer, Deceptive Sales Practices, Contracts, Cars and the Consumer in Washington
- Family Law - Part I
Marriage, Family Problems (Alimony, Child Support, Property Division)
- Family Law - Part II
Spouse Abuse, Washington's Domestic Violence Laws, Legal Rights of Single People who Live Together, Parents and Children, Child Abuse and Drugs, Wills and Inheritance
- Housing Law
Housing Discrimination, Rights and Duties of Landlords and Tenants, Landlord-Tenant Problems
- Individual Rights & Liberties
Freedom of Speech, Hate Speech
- Community Resources
List of Organizations and Phone Numbers
These materials are designed to assist law student teachers as they teach the Street Law course in Seattle area high schools. The goal is to provide:
- Information on Washington law to questions posed in the national Street Law textbook, when it is different from the answer provided in the national Teacher's Manual.
- Additional problems, case studies and other teaching strategies that law students may use in their teaching.
- Information about local and state resources for students.
- Information about current controversial or important issues that would be of interest to high school students.
Guide to using this resource
Whenever the answer to a question posed in the national Street Law text is different under Washington law, the answer will be noted. Otherwise the reader can assume that the answer supplied in the national Teacher's Manual is correct.
Thanks go to Joyce Welsch, who served as research assistant for the writing of this supplement and made substantial contributions to chapters one, two and four. Thanks also go to Margaret Fisher, who co-authored the Washington Supplement to Street Law with Julia Gold, published in 1989 and 1991 for the Street Law class at Seattle University School of Law. Some portions of that text have been revised, adapted and incorporated into this volume.