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Students from Archbishop Carroll High School visit the Newseum
with Members of CUA Law's Street Law to broaden their understanding of the First Amendment

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On December 5, 2017, Street Law took their Archbishop Carroll High School (ACHS) students to the Newseum to broaden their understanding of the First Amendment. The students were given a guided tour of the Newseum by CUA Street Law members, Elizabeth Ulan (2L) and Caitlin McClay (2L), and CUA Law alumna, Kimberly Ulan '16.
 
The ACHS students focused on the history of protests in the United States, specifically the Civil Rights Movement. They also learned about the dangers of international journalism and how freedom of speech differs in other countries. Many students were fascinated by the FBI Counterterrorism exhibit that taught them about the history of the FBI and the implications of the First Amendment when investigating these crimes. The field trip ended with a lunch catered by Chef Wolfgang Puck. 
 

Fieldtrips like this one, enhance the work the Street Law members bring to Archbishop Carroll High School’s “Law and Social Justice” course. Through lesson planning, teaching, and mock trial coaching, Street Law members must consider the legal knowledge they gain in the law school classrooms in new ways, while providing invaluable mentorship to the high school students they serve.