DU Law Students Go to Prison

There's a course in the University of Denver Sturm College of Law that teaches students good legal skills and helps them give back to the community. By enrolling in the Street Law class, law students spend a semester teaching a number of law-related subjects in a variety of educational settings, including prisons.

State corrections officials say the Street Law courses have an impact beyond the classroom.

"It enhances the inmates? knowledge to get a GED," says Capt. Karen Lutz, program supervisor for education for the Colorado Department of Corrections. "That could mean a better paying job when they get out, and that keeps a lot of inmates from re-offending."

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Published on Sept. 6, 2007