Legal Studies

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Legal Studies is the program for you if…

–Is a college level, business program that prepares students to further their education for careers in the fields of criminal justice, law, for the business world and/or to help prepare for entry-level positions in these areas.

— You would be interested in a learning a solid foundation of the legal and criminal justice systems….and/or learning about aspects of the law for both business and personal use.

–You would value hearing from numerous law/criminal justice speakers about their careers and experience, going on fun field trips to a police department, the courts and the Maine Criminal Justice Academy & appreciate possible job shadowing possibilities.

–As part of the Business Academy you want to earn COLLEGE CREDITS

while taking this class—saving time, $$$$ and energy! Be a step ahead in college, and applying for entry-level jobs because you are already familiar with a lot of the terms and concepts.



Save thousands of dollars by earning college credits!!

The Business Academy is located on the second floor of the Biddeford Regional Center of Technology and offers high school juniors and seniors from BHS, TA, KHS, OOB and Massabesic who have maintained a GPA of a B- or better, the opportunity to earn college credits upon successful completion of this program. Instruction is based on standards that have been verified as relevant by employers and are taught by instructors who are certified to offer college credits.

College Credits at the Business Academy Maybe Earned in Two Ways:

Articulation Agreements— Articulation agreements are just fancy words for an arrangement between the Biddeford Regional Center of Technology and various colleges and universities. A program you have taken here with successful completion criteria (check for details) will earn up to six college credits at that college. Generally, this means when you get to college you won’t have to take classes that will repeat information you have already learned at the Center of Technology …saving you time, energy and money!! 

Dual Enrollment—high school students are enrolled at a sponsoring college/university and this  school at the same time, earning credits at both.  Upon successful completion of the classe at BRCOT, students will receive a transcript from that college or university. The college credits earned are fully transferable to most other colleges and universities. …again saving you time, energy and money!!  


Career Paths:

Court OfficersDispatchersLegal Assistants – ParalegalasLaw Clerks – Lawyers – Prosecutors – JudgesPrivate Detective/InvestigatorProbation OfficerState TrooperU. S. Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) AgentU. S. Drug Enforcement (DEA) AgentU. S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) AgentU.S. Immigration and Customs (ICE) AgentU.S. Secret Service AgentU. S. MarshalU.S. Homeland Security Agent Crime Scene Investigator /Evidence Technician Correctional OfficerForensic ScientistPrivate Security Game WardenMilitary PoliceMarine Patrol SWAT Tactical Units Local Police OfficerSheriffForensic SpecialistCrime Lab SpecialistCriminologistPolice Detective K9 OfficerForensic Psychologist



Course Outline


  • Legal Careers
  • Criminal Justice Careers
  • Legal Terminology
  • Business Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Law
  • Maine Statutes
  • U.S. Statutes
  • Courts
  • Internet Research

 Computer Applications:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Employment Skills
  • Extensive Internet Research
  • Preparing Criminal Justice Reports
  • Preparing Court Documents & Exhibits
  • Computerized Court Presentations
  • Legal Office Practices & Procedures


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Maureen Redmond

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Ms. Maureen Redmond is the Biddeford Regional Center of Technology instructor for both the Legal... MORE



This course is held at Biddeford Center of Technology in room 402.