LAW - Civil & Criminal Law Course Information

  • LAW (Civil & Criminal) College Prep  

    Length of each course: One Quarter

    Appropriate Grade Level(s): 11, 12

    Text: "Street Law: A Course in Practical Law" 8th Edition - Arbetman, O'Brien, McMahon, Glencoe, McGraw-Hill, 2010

    Acquisition & Application of Information - These two introductory courses present various aspects of the law and the role it plays within our lives. Along with the study of legal terminology, students will examine various civil and criminal cases both past and present. Pupils will engage in weekly discussions of pertinent current events along with civic issues, citizen rights and responsibilities. Students will have access to software programs covering typical legal problems and solutions. If time and conditions allow, the course may include debates, mock trials, guest speakers and possibly a field trip to a courthouse and/or police station.

     

    Civil Law:

    This course focuses on civil law and deals with torts, personal and property laws, contracts, wills, civil rights, consumer rights, credit, controversial topics, and Supreme Court decisions. We will examine the foundations of U.S. law, the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, legal ethics, individual rights and protections.

    During this introductory course students will be presented with various aspects of the law and the role it plays within our lives. Along with the study of legal terminology, students will examine various civil cases both past and present. Pupils will engage in weekly discussions of pertinent current events along with citizen rights and responsibilities. Students will have access to software programs covering typical legal problems and solutions.

    Students will be required to research and present information about a particular controversial topic in an opposing viewpoints unit. If time and conditions allow, the course may include guest speakers and potential field trip(s) to a courthouse and/or police station.  If time allows, pupils may participate in various debates.

     

    Criminal Law: 

    This course focuses on criminal law and offers an introduction to legal ethics and history, criminal law, as well as the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Assorted aspects of law enforcement will be covered along with a brief forensic unit.

    During this introductory course students will be presented with various aspects of the law and the role it plays within our lives. Along with the study of legal terminology, students will examine various criminal cases both past and present. Pupils will engage in weekly discussions of pertinent current events along with citizen rights and responsibilities. Students will have access to software programs covering typical legal problems and solutions.

    Students will be required to research and present information about one significant crime, criminal, and/or court case. If time allows, pupils may participate in a mock trial. If time and conditions allow, the course may include guest speakers and potential field trip(s) to a courthouse and/or police station.


     

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