Street Law

Belfast Street Law

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Streetlaw began in the US in the 1970’s, it involved law students going into local high schools and teaching young people about legal issues using practical and interactive teaching methods.  Streetlaw programmes have evolved and are now firmly established in law schools across the globe being delivered in both primary and secondary schools. 

Our aim is to improve legal literacy in the community by promoting the understanding of law. We hope that by knowing their legal rights, young people will have greater confidence in handling legal issues, dealing with police and other figures of authority. Working with the Law Department at the University of Northampton we will present a range of topics relevant to young people in Newtownabbey and North Belfast from knowing your stop and search rights, to how to protect your online privacy and understanding human rights. We use engaging and interactive teaching methods which are highly participatory using an ‘active blended learning’ approach of both face to face and online delivery.

If you would like to participate on the programme for 2021 please contact the HUBB, Shore Road Belfast: http://www.belfasthubb.co.uk/