Street Law (Fundamentals of Law)
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.