The Street Law (9-week course) course is an introduction to law and legal systems of the United States. The major focal points of this course include constitutional law, general legal principals, civil and criminal law, the courts, court procedures and civil rights. Additional topics may include family law, housing law and consumer law. Students engage in real-world experiences to deepen their personal understanding of government, individual rights, the legal system and legal disputes. These learning experiences are characterized by the use of case studies, mock trials, contemporary issues, current events and legal research and applied to students' everyday lives.
Course Note: This course fulfills the Social Studies Elective (.5) requirement.