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Street Law (Fundamentals of Law)

Course Catalog ID:
4094
Subject Categories:
Academic Elective, Career Exploration, Government, Social Studies / Social Science
Description

This course is an engaging survey of the major areas of the law, including criminal law (crimes against persons and property, criminal procedure), civil law (torts, contracts, family law) and civil rights (freedom of speech, press, religion). Its goal is to give students a better understanding of the laws that govern our daily lives and social interactions. Students will learn the law and its implications through case studies of current legal issues. Students will analyze legal questions in discussion and in writing, as well as engage in debate and some mock trials. In addition to being a useful overview of the law, this course is also great preparation for both TPS How to get Away with Murder and TPS Constitutional Law the following semester.

Prerequisites
Grade Levels*:
10, 11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
Reviews from Students and Parents

“Thanks to this course, my interest in law went from a mild curiosity to seriously considering it as a career. The teacher was phenomenal — she always taught clearly and answered all of our questions well and in depth. However, I do wish it lasted for another semester. I can’t believe it’s over already!”

Emma S
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Student

“I love this class! The teacher is fun, encouraging, wise, and amazing! Her personal law experience makes everyone in the class excited about being a lawyer. The assignments are fun and thought-provoking.”

Sylvia S
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Student

“Before I took this course, I wasn’t sure whether law was what I wanted to study. However, after the first or second class, I could tell that I was really interested in law. If you are interested in law but not sure if it’s what you want to study, then this course is for you. This course showed me that law was really something I had a passion for.”

Ephraim G
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Student

“This was such an amazing course! It was way out of my comfort zone at first, but I wanted to take on a challenge, and I’m so glad I did. The teacher made everything so clear and easy to understand.  Highly recommend it!”

Hadashah D
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Student

“This was a super fun course! I learned so much and had an excellent teacher!”

Addisyn D
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Student

“This course was amazing because it really helped me to understand the way the law system works. The law professor was extremely encouraging and helpful. She really challenged me over the semester and helped me become a better persuasive writer and thinker.”

Gabriella W
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Student