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Civil Law in a Civil Society (Legal Careers 1)

Act as the judge, jury, and conquering attorney to dominate in the legal profession.

This course trains students in the theory and hands-on experience required in legal careers. Students learn the basic elements of the various categories of law including the following: tort, constitutional, contract, business, real estate, family, wills, trusts, and estates.  The students will learn the “black letter law” of each category within the context of the various documents and procedures associated with that law.  Students will learn and use analysis and research techniques to apply the black letter law to case studies and interpret these laws in the context of the modern world.  Also covered are professional responsibility and the ethics of practicing law.


  • Industry Sector: Public Services
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Concentrator
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): Cypress HS
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.