Street Law Workshop

A workshop on Street Law will take place on 12th April, organised by David McQuoid-Mason (UKZN), Lindi Coetzee (Nelson Mandela University), Lloyd Lotz (UKZN). The workshop will look at interactive teaching and guide participants through preparing and delivering a street law lesson.

At the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Be able to describe what is meant by street law and how it can be used to teach about law and human rights
  • Appreciate the importance of using interactive teaching and learning methods when teaching about law and human rights
  • Prepare a street law lesson
  • Teach a street law lesson

Groups will look at an urgent application in the High Court for an order directing a hospital to provide dialysis treatment and consider various aspects of human rights law.  Participants will work in groups of three to think about what the applicant, respondent and judge might consider.

At the end of the lesson planning stage participants will:

  • Be able to explain why it may be difficult for citizens to enforce socio-economic rights in a country with scarce resources.
  • Have participated in a case study and observed or experienced how lawyers construct and present arguments.
  • Have participated in a case study and observed or experienced how judges make their decisions.
  • Be able to explain how arguments are presented in a court of law.

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