Law 712 - Street Law--Youth & Education

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

T. Tolbert


General Course Description:

Students teach law-related topics in local public high schools and participate in weekly 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 their own curriculum; all legal areas and issues are open for consideration. In our weekly seminars, students engage in simulated teaching, workshop curricular ideas, and examine various aspects of teaching (e.g., lesson planning, teaching methods, and classroom engagement). Seminar discussions include examining 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 ten (10) 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 ten (10) weekly, one-hour periods at their respective teaching site, students submit bi-weekly journal entries and a short final, non-research paper. Prior teaching experience is not required.

Course Information:
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Tony Tolbert 19S 712 LEC 1 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No No
  Experiential course enrollment is through a separate process; deadine Oct. 15, noon. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU Early drop deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 1/25/2019.
Tony Tolbert 20S 712 LEC 1 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No No
  Experiential course enrollment through separate process; deadline: Noon on 11/4/2019. See ENROLL.LAW.UCLA.EDU. Early drop deadline: 5:00pm on 1/24/2020.