Available to Grades 11-12
This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities, knowledge of everyday legal problems, and the ability to analyze, evaluate, and in some situations, resolve legal disputes. Topics will include torts, consumer law, family law, individual rights law, forensic investigation and Constitutional Law. Students will be given practical legal information and opportunities to apply their knowledge to real life situations. The honors level goals are to develop advanced thinking, reading, verbal and writing skills; to develop understanding of complex concepts and themes through extensive investigation and sophisticated language and subject matter; to prepare students who plan to attend a four year college. Students must be able to conduct complex research projects and apply skills and concepts independently.