Street Law

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Street Law (formerly National Institute for Citizen Education in the Law) was founded in 1972 and "is practical, participatory education about law, democracy, and human rights. A unique blend of content and methodology, Street Law uses techniques that promote cooperative learning, critical thinking, and the ability to participate in a democratic society. For 30 years, Street Law, Inc.'s programs and curricula have promoted knowledge of legal rights and responsibilities, engagement in the democratic process, and belief in the rule of law, among both youth and adults." [1]


Honorary Board Members


Street Law, Inc.’s Islam and Democracy

A "partnership with the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy as well as NGOs in Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, and Algeria—took on the important challenge of developing materials for teaching about democracy in the context of Islam. Working with writers from these four countries, the curriculum takes special care to present viewpoints from across the ideological spectrum.

"Street Law entered into partnerships with NGOs in these four Arab countries, including groups focusing on human rights promotion, womens rights advocacy, and youth civic education. Each Arab NGO has developed a plan for distributing the new Islam and Democracy: Towards Effective Citizenship text to target diverse audiences within their country.

"This project is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor." [2] pdf