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Academy of Law

The Law Academy provides students who have an interest in and curiosity about the law, law-related fields, and legal and ethical issues the opportunity to extend their knowledge beyond the typical high school program.  The academy offers students the opportunity to embrace not only an academic curriculum that will prepare them for post-secondary education, but also will allow them career exploration within various areas of law.  Courses of student are extended through law-related seminars, guest speakers and field trips.  Students will experience many hand-on activities through criminal/civil investigations, internships and mock trials in the Academy's courtroom/classroom.

 

The academy curriculum promotes academic excellence through an emphasis on advanced analytical thining, research, writing and oratory presentations to understandcomplex issues within the law and society.  Curriculum alignment is achieved through a continued focus on understanding related to the social contract, as well as the continuous application of advanced reading, writing and analytical skills.

 

This program will build upon core legal courses, enhancement of academy English, social studies and science classes, and sequenced advanced placement courses.  In order to promote active learning and the importance of community involvement, all Law Academy students are required to participate in job shadowing, legal internships and community service.

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