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Taking it to the Streets

Posted by on 11/15/2011 at 12:55 PM

RWU Law and the Street Law Initiative

Echoing through the high-ceilinged corridors of Providence’s Hope High School, the voices of a dozen teenagers can be heard animatedly enacting a mock murder trial.

The “prosecutor,” wearing baggy jeans and an oversized tee-shirt, is delivering a well-reasoned – if somewhat overdramatic – opening statement, pounding away repeatedly at his key arguments.

“Okay, okay, we get the point!” giggles one student juror.

“You watch too much TV,” deadpans another.

The students are having fun with their assignment – but the underlying discussion is serious and focused. And leading that discussion is Robert Humm ’08 (a 3L when this story was reported; now an associate with Adler Pollock & Sheehan in Providence).

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