Course Description

LAW 712 - Street Law--American Legal Education

Students teach law-related topics in local public high schools and participate in weekly simulated teaching seminars at UCLA Law. The course is based on a community legal education approach. In consultation with the host high school teacher, each student develops her/his own curriculum; all legal areas and issues are open for consideration. In the weekly seminars, students engage in practice teaching and role playing, workshop curricular ideas, and examine various aspects of teaching (e.g., lesson planning, teaching practices and methods, and classroom management). Seminar discussions will focus on the similarities  between teaching and practicing law, especially relating to communication between lawyers and non-lawyers, problem-solving and improvisational thinking.    

Enrollment in the course is limited to 16 students. Third-year students receive enrollment priority on the first pass. The course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. In addition to teaching 10 weekly, one-hour periods at their respective teaching site, students submit bi-weekly journal entries and a short final paper. Prior teaching experience is not required.

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Anthony Tolbert 17S 712 LEC 1 T 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No No
Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadline June 27, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Anthony Tolbert 15S 712 LEC 1 R 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No No
Only 3Ls may enroll during first pass.
Anthony Tolbert 16S 712 LEC 1 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No No
Enrollment determined through experiential course registration process conducted last summer.
Experiential Courses - Clinics, Simulations, and Externships; Professional Responsibility & The Legal Profession; Critical Race Studies; Public Interest Law and Policy;