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Advanced Civil Law (Legal Careers 2)

Dive deeper into the legal profession with career-ready experiences.

This course advances the student’s knowledge through expanded training and education in legal techniques and procedures.  Students learn the in-depth elements of the categories of law including the following:  tort, Constitutional, contract, business, real estate, family, wills, trusts, and estates.  The students will explore the “black letter law” of each category within the context of the documents and procedures associated with that law and apply it to California court documents, legal briefs, and real-life courtroom and case scenarios.  Students focus their knowledge of analysis and research techniques by applying the black letter law to case studies, mediation and negotiation techniques, and client relations. The students will use court-approved forms, documentation, and procedures to accomplish their goals.  Professional responsibility, the ethics of practicing law, and the practicality of working in the legal field among legal professionals are also covered extensively.



  • Industry Sector: Public Services
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Civil Law in a Civil Society (Legal Careers 1)
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): 60-100 hours
  • Level: Capstone
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: ROP Career Pathway Completion Certificate; work-based learning can count towards legally related employment under an attorney ("Written Declaration") needed for paralegal status
  • 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.