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Street Law Research Assistant - Georgetown Law
Street Law is a project-based practicum where Georgetown Law students teach a course in practical law at DC public high schools or a variety of community settings ranging from adult and juvenile correctional facilities to treatment centers for alcohol and drug addiction. The Research Assistant (RA) would support the Street Law courses held in the DC community. The RA will assist with preparation and execution of interactive, law related instruction. The RA will gather data and report on the efficacy of Street Law pedagogical methods and practices for use in a broader quantitative course assessment. This assessment will be used to support fundraising efforts and meet Street Law contractual obligations with the DC Government. The RA must possess high attention to detail, significant organizational skills, accuracy, initiative, ability to research a broad range of legal concepts, excellent written and oral communication skills, and scientific curiosity, as well as the ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously. Proficiency in Microsoft Word® and other MS Office® applications is helpful. Duties include but are not limited to:
Design/revise law related lesson plans.
Submitting regular journals to indicate progress/difficulties while in the field.
Gathering data and other information to support a qualitative course evaluation.
Engage community partners to ensure efficient and effective instruction.
Collaborate with Street Law, law students.
Executing law related lesson plans in Street Law classes.
Work closely with community partners to ensure effective content delivery.
Assist with course assessments.
Meet with Street Law faculty regularly to ensure cohesion with program mission.
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with some law related education (e.g. LLM student, JD student)
Teaching experience preferred but not required
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