The first half of the class focuses on the rules of conduct, or laws that our cities, states and the federal government have adopted. Areas studied include origin of our legal system, various categories of law, the court system, and tort vs. criminal law. The second half is a survey of law from a business standpoint. Everyone enters into contracts during their adult years, and this portion will arm students with valuable knowledge they can use for a lifetime. Beginning and ending a contract, what constitutes a valid agreement, and how contracts are applied in everyday life are examined. In both sections of the class, a heavy emphasis will be placed on case study, applications, and discussion of the law.
OPEN to juniors and seniors.