This business education course prepares students to further their education for careers in law (attorney, paralegal, legal assistant etc.), criminal justice (police officer, detective, corrections, game warden etc.), for the business world (manager, supervisor etc.), and/or to help prepare for entry-level positions in these fields.This is a college preparatory course covering legal terminology, business, consumer, civil and criminal law. Additionally, court procedures, Internet legal research, current events and computer/business applications etc. are covered. Numerous speakers in these fields (attorneys, patrol officers, K9, state police, U.S. Marshals, DEA, homeland security, district attorneys, FBI, detectives, CSI, legal assistants etc.) will be invited to class to facilitate career exploration. Field trips are taken to Biddeford District Court, York County Superior Court, Maine Criminal Justice Academy, and the Saco Police Station. Job shadowing, ride alongs and internships are possibilities, depending on availability with local businesses.
Articulation agreements with local colleges are in place; whereby students may be eligible to obtain college credits for testing out of aspects of this program. Students may contract for honor’s credit with instructor’s approval. A business education certificate for Legal Studies and up to four credits will be issued upon successful completion of this program.
The Legal Studies Class recently took a trip to The Maine Criminal Justice Academy, as shown in the photos below:
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