Course ID# 654103


Open to grades:  12


This is one of four courses that will span the entire year. Students who sign up for Law and Justice must also sign up for CP Government and either AP Microeconomics/AP Macroeconomics OR ECON 0001A. Principles of Macroeconomics. 

NOTE: Law and Justice and ECON 0001A Principles of Macroeconomics are NOT weighted AP courses.

Law and Justice is a rigorous course combining theory and practical, participatory education about law, democracy, and human rights. It blends content and methodology using techniques that promote cooperative learning, critical thinking, and the ability to participate in a democratic society. The curriculum promotes awareness of legal rights and responsibilities, engagement in the democratic process, and commitment to the rule of law and social justice through mock trials, case studies and legal research to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for survival in our law-saturated society. Topics include constitutional rights and liberties, civil and criminal law, adult and juvenile justice, family and consumer law, and career opportunities in the legal profession. Students should be proficient in reading and writing, and be willing to devote significant time preparing for mock trial competitions.