This high school level course takes a practical approach to legal studies that show how the law is relevant to the daily lives of teens (and their families). As it states in the textbook’s introduction, “Students learn substantive information about law, democracy, and human rights through strategies that promote problem solving, critical thinking, cooperative learning, improved communication and conflict resolution skills, and the ability to participate effectively in society.” The course is divided into six units: Introduction to Law and the Legal System; Criminal Law and Juvenile Justice; Torts; Consumer and Housing Law; Family Law; and Individual Rights and Liberties. Additionally, the text explores human rights issues that require students to think about what rights are so essential that to do without would violate one’s human dignity.
Minimum number of students: 8
Maximum number of students: 25
Full year High School (grades 9-12) course
Time: Wednesdays 4-5pm
Materials: Required textbook: Street Law: A Course in Practical Law, Student Edition (NTC: STREET LAW) 8th Edition (Amazon has used copies around $15-20)
-Six tab dividers labeled: Introduction to Law and the Legal System; Criminal Law and Juvenile Justice; Torts; Consumer and Housing Law; Family Law; and Individual Rights and Liberties