Volunteers Needed for Street Law Program Run by the University of Richmond’s Law School (E)

From Elizabeth Applin:

My name is Elizabeth Applin and I am the Undergraduate Coordinator for the Street Law program run by the University of Richmond’s Law School.  I am not sure if you have heard of Street Law before, but what we essentially do is teach middle and high school students about how the legal system works in their everyday lives, focusing on their rights and responsibilities and the principles of fairness, justice, and civic responsibility.  These students are usually involved in after-school programs and are from less fortunate backgrounds, so this program also connects students to some families in the city of Richmond.

As the Undergraduate Coordinator, it is my duty to try to get undergraduate students involved in this program.  Even though it is primarily run by the Law School, anyone from the community is allowed to get involved.  To be involved, you essentially just need to volunteer once a week at one of three locations in Richmond and follow a lesson plan already developed by students in the Law School.  Each session lasts around one to two hours, but probably closer to one hour.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to e-mail me at elizabeth.applin@richmond.edu.