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School of Law Seminar

14.01.2019
School of Law Seminar School of Law Seminar

The School of Law, University of Limerick 
              invites you to a seminar on

Street Law with Professor Richard L. Roe, Georgetown University Law Center
              as part of the National Forum Seminar Series 2018/2019

Date: Thursday 31 January at 5pm
Venue: Appeal Court, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick

Tea and Coffee will be served 15 minutes before the seminar

Convenor: Dr Lydia Bracken, School of Law (Lydia.Bracken@ul.ie)


Attendance is free but please register at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/street-law-seminar-with-professor-richard-l-roe-georgetown-university-tickets-54585822665

Description

As part of this seminar, Professor Richard L. Roe of Georgetown University Law Center will conduct a presentation on interactive, experiential methodology developed for clinical legal education, referred to as 'Street Law'. This methodology is now used in seminars and large classrooms in law and across the university curriculum. Session participants will be invited to engage in, examine and discuss a series of learner-centered activities. At the end of the seminar, participants will understand Street Law methodology and will be prepared to introduce Street Law methods, or similar discipline-specific approaches, into their own teaching.

The seminar is supported by funding from the National Forum Seminar Series 2018/2019.

About the speaker: Professor Richard L. Roe retired from full time teaching in 2018 after 35 years as Director of the Street Law program at Georgetown University. In Street Law, law students teach about the law in various educational settings, including high schools, juvenile and adult correctional facilities, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, and other community and education settings, including early childhood centers. Professor Roe and his law students created the Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School for inner city students in Washington, DC. He also created the DC Family Literacy Project, that helped incarcerated and homeless parents develop their children's reading and literacy skills. Professor Roe writes and conducts trainings in interactive teaching and learning methodology in the US and internationally, including the Law Society of Ireland.

For further information, please contact Lydia.Bracken@ul.ie