Street Law and LSAC Faculty Development Seminars This Fall

You are invited to attend a faculty development seminar for college level professors and staff. Learn about the recent civic engagement/democratic practice pilot* program from Street Law, Inc. that prepares and encourages community college students to become more active, informed participants in our democratic society.

The program is a credit-bearing, transferable community college course that has a substantive focus on practical law and public policy. It includes interactive classroom instruction that is complemented and reinforced by community-based learning. You can learn more about this program at www.streetlaw.org/communitycollege. Street Law and its national partner, the Law School Admission Council’s DiscoverLaw.org, are conducting faculty development seminars in Chicago, IL on October 24 – 25, 2012 and San Francisco, CA on November 14 – 15, 2012 for professors and staff interested in implementing this program. More information about the seminars and registration deadlines can be found at: www.streetlaw.org/2012midwestcc.seminar for Chicago and www.streetlaw.org/2012westerncc.seminar for San Francisco.

The seminars will be an opportunity to join like-minded faculty and learn more about the Street Law program, the law-based civic learning textbook, best practices in civic learning, and how Street Law can impact your community college. The seminars will also provide you with an opportunity both to connect with law school admissions personnel who are interested in encouraging community college students to consider legal careers and to learn how LSAC’s DiscoverLaw.org can be used by you and your students who may be interested in learning more about legal careers. Do you have limited funding? That’s not a problem. Funding from LSAC’s DiscoverLaw.org program, as well as from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation/S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation has created a limited pool of funding opportunities to reimburse travel and lodging. More information is available at http://www.streetlaw.org/CommunityCollege.

*Preliminary results from the pilot classes’ end of course student surveys showed increased commitment to completion, greater confidence regarding advocacy skills, and increased interest in law-related careers.

 

 

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