Street Law, in general, is an international organization in 40+ countries worldwide. Its mission is to teach and mentor junior high and high school students in the rule of law, human rights, and democracy. The Memphis Law Chapter currently serves two local schools, Soulsville Charter School and Memphis Central High School. Our role in the classroom is to engage the students around topics of law, bridge the gap between today's youth and the law, and to inspire students onto professional careers. The Memphis Law Chapter currently consists of around 40 law students and 5 professors. Recent graduates and alumni also return to teach classes occasionally.
This project, dubbed "SLi2" (Street Law Inspire Initiative), is meant to raise funds to accomplish 3 goals:
1) Expand Street Law in our current schools and into other local schools
2) Purchase textbooks for our current high school and junior high students
3) Fund the Street Law "advocacy camp" hosted at the law school every Spring (open to all students in the program, free of charge)
All funds raised will go towards benefiting current and prospective program students, in one way or another as described above. Students that do not have textbooks, will be provided one free of charge. Students that are at a school that does not have Street Law , may get the chance to participate when our footprint is expanded. And students will get to experience an enhanced "camp-like" day of advocacy training at the law school.