Law Studies

The Law Studies Magnet consists of the following areas of study: American History, World History, Geography, Humanities, Economics, and Civics and Government. The Magnet pertains to the study of the American legal system as the foundation of American society by examining those laws which impact citizens’ lives and an introduction to fundamental civil and criminal justice procedures. Content includes, but is not limited to, the need for law, the basis for our legal system, civil and criminal law, adult and juvenile courts, family and consumer law, causes and consequences of crime, individual rights and responsibilities, and career opportunities in the legal system.

Program of Study Course Sequence for the Legal Studies Program

  • 9th grade: Comprehensive Law Studies
  • 10th grade: Speech and Debate
  • 11th grade: Constitutional Law Honors
  • 12th grade: Legal Systems & Court Procedures

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