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Legal Studies

This course provides students with an introduction to the American legal system. Students will begin developing the imaginative, critical, analytical, and technical skills necessary to "think like a lawyer". Students will be exposed to a wide variety of legal topics, discuss and debate legal issues and real life cases, and learn practical methods for dealing with legal problems. Civil, criminal, and constitutional law issues will be included. While this course is of particular value for those who contemplate becoming attorneys, any student interested in developing and refining their communication and public speaking skills will enjoy the lively debates and discussions which are the primary means of instruction. Past activities of this course have included role-playing, mock trials, computer simulations, negotiations, a lecture by a guest speaker, and a field trip.

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Session One
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Accepting Applications
Session Two
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Accepting Applications
Grade(s)
9-11
at the time of application
Age(s)
14-17
on the first day of session