Edward O'Brien

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Edward O’Brien "is Executive Director at Street Law. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He co-founded the Street Law program at Georgetown in 1972 and was awarded a Robert F. Kennedy fellowship, which provided him his first paid Street Law employment and helped launch the organization. Ed has since brought Street Law’s message of law, democracy, and human rights education to more than 30 countries throughout the world. He is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University and co-founded Human Rights USA and the Black South African Law Program at the Georgetown University Law Center. Ed has written articles for numerous professional journals and is a recognized expert in the areas of law related education, youth aspects of criminal justice system, constitutional law, human rights, and democracy. He has authored and co-authored several books, including Street Law: A Course in Practical Law (now in its seventh edition), Street Law (South African edition), Human Rights for All, Democracy for All, and Practical Law for Correctional Personnel." [1]