ACADEMY OF LAW

The Academy of Law encompasses a theme-based, college preparatory curriculum. The program offers students an opportunity to explore issues relating to law, the legal profession, the court systems, and individual rights. The academy curriculum promotes academic excellence through an emphasis on advanced analytical thinking, research, writing and oratory presentation to understand complex issues within the law and society. Students acquire knowledge of criminal, forensic, and civil law through a variety of projects, extended classroom experiences, internships, and guest speakers. The fundamentals and principles learned by academy students will prepare them to excel in the legal profession. The following items are highlights of activities you Student in the Academy of Law can expect the opportunity to participate in a number of activities, including:

  • Court Room Field Trips
  • Internships
  • Jail Visits
  • Crime Lab Field Trips
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Professional Guest Speakers
  • District and State Mock Trial

Students pursuing this course of study will develop critical analysis skills, excellent written and oral communication, problem solving, and advocacy. While not all students will go on to be lawyers, all students will gain an appreciation and respect for the law. These "21st century skills" will prepare students for success in any number of postsecondary paths.