By Amelia Vogler
February 16, 2011
Students from the T.C. Williams School of Law and undergraduate students are taking to the streets.
Street Law is a program sponsored by the law school that teaches elementary, middle and high school students how the legal system works in their everyday lives.
Tom Liu, a second-year law student, is the current president of Street Law.
He said the students involved in the program travel to three different sites within the community, the North Richmond YMCA, the Tuckahoe Family YMCA and the Friends Center, to educate youth about the legal system, focusing on their rights and responsibilities.
"The program is also meant to empower [youth] when they feel those rights are being violated," he said.