Street Law module (LW32042)

Street Law is a method of public legal education. Engage with communities and promote legal awareness and understanding using interactive teaching methods

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The Street Law method of education involves law students and practitioners engaging with the public through workshops and discussions to promote legal awareness and understanding. It focuses on practical, real-life scenarios to promote legal understanding.

This module aims to introduce you to the theory of the Street Law method of legal education and provide you with an experiential learning opportunity.

What you will learn

In this module you will:

  • identify an area of unmet legal need
  • research the relevant law and policy
  • prepare and deliver a suitable presentation addressing the identified unmet need

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • engage in advanced problem-solving involving the application of legal concepts to factual scenarios
  • work in groups
  • communicate the results of your work both orally and in writing
  • reflect on your learning

Assignments / assessment

  • written coursework (100%)
    • formative feedback will be provided in regular meetings with your supervisor

This module does not have a final exam.

Teaching methods / timetable

The module will be delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars.

Lectures will be used to present legal concepts. Interaction from you is expected to a certain degree.

Seminars will allow you to engage with the concepts taught in lectures. You will work in small groups to research, prepare, and deliver an interactive presentation.

Where possible, you will be supported to present in and to the community. Through your chosen project in this module, you will participate in research with a practical impact.


This module is available on following courses: