Street Law Info Session

MJF will host this info session about volunteering with Street Law this Spring semester!

Date & Time:

Monday, November 14, 2022
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

Location:

MSL 238

On Monday, November 14th from 12:30 - 1:20, the Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) will host an information session about volunteering with STREET LAW in Spring semester. The Info Session will be held in MSL 238.  Grab a friend, lunch, and come to learn! 

Street Law is a program in which law student volunteers teach legal rights, responsibilities, and resources to middle school, high school, and adult students.

MJF’s Street Law program provides law school mentors/role models to young people from the Twin Cities and encourages classroom students to attend law school in the future. A growing number of Street Law classrooms are “AVID” classrooms (Advancement Via Individual Determination). These middle and high school classrooms strive to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID students are an excellent fit for Street Law volunteers because, at the heart of the Street Law program, is the desire to help prepare young people for a bright future – one where they are knowledgeable of their rights and responsibilities and encouraged that can overcome obstacles to success.

The goals of the MJF Street Law program are to increase the legal and civic knowledge of youth throughout the Twin Cities as well as to increase the youth’s confidence in their abilities to take part in legal and civic solutions. MJF believes that educating youth in the law helps them to be informed, skilled, and engaged in improving their lives, communities, and governments and that – ultimately – this will lead to a more just and fairer world.

Note: Street Law is approved for Public Service Hours.

To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.