Getting Acquainted activities to include a scavenger hunt, personal profile, private thread, and ethics policy review.
Consumer Law/Buyer Beware
Identification of false advertisement assignment, development of a warranty, evaluation of a warranty.
Law on the Job
Development of a timeline of laws that relate to minors, development of a sexual harassment policy, evaluation of a Workman’s Compensation case study.
Buying and Insuring an Automobile
Comparative online shopping activity, preparation of Q and A sheet for purchasing insurance.
Marriage and Divorce: Contracting
Research marriage laws within home state, develop a want ad for the perfect mate, compare marriage laws to those in the early 1900's
Won't You Be My Neighbor
Develop a list of strategies and interventions for dealing with difficult neighbors, complete a vandalism survey within your school,
defend a case study.
The American Dream: Owning a Home
Evaluate the disadvantages/advantages of tenancy and home ownership, analyze case study and work collaboratively with teammates.
Identify personal collateral, evaluate case studies and recommend bankruptcy or reorganization if necessary.
Organizing a Business
Develop a partnership agreement with a classmate, brainstorm different sole proprietorship opportunities.
Conduct online research of corporations and their characteristics, explore stock online, evaluate articles of incorporation.
Nontraditional Business Ownership
Debate online whether the S Corporation provides better protection than a limited partnership, complete an articles of organization form for a fictitious business.
Retirement and Health Care
Debate online socialized medicine vs. individual health care provider, evaluate fringe benefits for several jobs.
Evaluate wills online, prepare your own will.
Careers in the Legal Field
Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook and explore various careers, prepare a PowerPoint presentation on your career choice, interview someone in a legal career.
1. Ethics and the Law: Students will identify consequences of unethical and illegal behavior.
2. Sources of the Law: Students will understand the history of law in our country and the basic freedoms of our citizens.
3. Structure of the Courts: Students will understand the structure of the court system, including state, federal, and district courts.
4. Contract Law: Students will identify the components of a contract and the legal requirements for entering in to a contract.
5. Law of Sales: Students will be aware of laws relating to the sale of goods.
6. Consumer Law: Students will evaluate the laws relating to their purchasing power.
7. Agency: Students will identify different agents and their legal status.
8. Employment: Students will address legal issues surrounding interviews, discrimination, and sexual harassment.
9. Business Organizations: Students will differentiate between different types of businesses and legal issues relevant to these businesses.
10. Property Law: Students will explore legal issues relating to real and personal property.
11. Domestic Relations Law: Students will evaluate legal issues regarding marriage and divorce.
12. Wills and Trusts: Students will explore legal avenues for planning for the future.