About

Street Law UGA conducts community outreach geared primarily towards familiarizing youth about prevalent legal concerns and basic rights. Our student-run organization is designed to educate youth about practical law topics -- "Street Law" --  and inspire youth to seek legal careers.  Street Law UGA focuses on educating minority and low income youth and inspiring youth from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the legal profession.

Topics covered include (but are not limited to):

  • The Juvenile Justice System
  • An Arrestee's Rights
  • Foster Care System
  • Finding a Job
  • Finding a Place to Live
  • Effects of a Criminal Record
  • Education after High School
  • Goal Setting
  • "Should it be a Crime?"
  • GA's "Seven Deadly Sins"
 

Placements may include:

  • Middle and High Schools
  • Youth Detention Centers
  • DFCS Independent Living Program
  • Church Youth Groups
  • Etc.
 
Street Law UGA strives to offer weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly service trips implemented by its law student members for the Athens community and surrounding area.  The same group of students will go to the same placements each time, allowing for both law students and youth to foster meaningful and lasting relationships.
 
Current Placements include:
  • Peer Court
  • Timothy Baptist Church Youth Group
  • Upward Bound
 
 

Leadership

Advisor:  Professor Russell C. Gabriel

President Sarah Halstead shal@uga.edu
Vice-Presidents Brittany Partridge bmp12480@uga.edu
  Jackie Menk jtmenk@uga.edu
Community Placement Coordinator Sara Gershon sara.gershon24@uga.edu
Community Outreach Coordinator Adrianna Macchione amacchione1@uga.edu
Lesson Plan Chair Molly Martin molly.martin25@uga.edu
Public Relations Chair Danielle Greenidge dgreenid@uga.edu

 


Student organizations are not a part of nor are they agencies of the University of Georgia School of Law or the University of Georgia.  Neither the University of Georgia School of Law nor the University of Georgia direct, supervise, or control these organizations.  Each organization is a separate and independent organization and is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University of Georgia School of Law and the University of Georgia are not responsible for any of these organizations’ contracts, acts or omissions.

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