Street Law at the UW School of Law


Schools that have participated in Street Law:

  • The Center School
  • Chief Sealth High School
  • Franklin High School
  • Garfield High School
  • Marshall Alternative High School
  • Nathan Hale High School
  • OMA High School
  • Rainier Beach High School
  • Redmond High School
  • Roosevelt High School

Street Law's Goals for High School Students

The goals of the Street Law program for high school students include:

  1. to provide a practical understanding of law and the legal system useful to students in their everyday lives;
  2. to improve understanding of the fundamental principles and values of our Constitution, laws and legal system;
  3. to promote awareness of current legal issues and controversies;
  4. to encourage effective citizen participation in our legal system;
  5. to bring about greater justice, tolerance, and fairness;
  6. to develop a willingness and an ability to resolve disputes through informal and, where necessary, formal resolution mechanisms;
  7. to improve basic skills including critical thinking and reasoning, communication, observation, and problem solving;
  8. to examine and clarify attitudes toward the role that law, lawyers, law enforcement officers and the legal system play in our society; and
  9. to expose students to the many vocational opportunities within the legal system.

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