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law and public safety

explore substantive and procedural aspects of civil and criminal law, public safety, public policy, and social services.

The course includes the basics of legal topics of constitutional issues, criminal law, ethics, torts, contracts, family and juvenile law. Students will be exposed to broad concepts of our justice system through in depth case study approach of past and historical cases plus current, live trials as well as legal research and writing.

Students will learn and grow from experts while participating in field visits to municipal, state and federal courthouses; juvenile detention center and prisons; crime scene labs; tactical support teams (SWAT);firearms range; local and federal law enforcement departments (ATF, DEA, FBI, US Secret Service); fire departments;state and federal prosecutors’ offices; judges; local law firms; policy makers; public and private social service agencies. Students will expand their understanding and experiences of the varied and diverse careers opportunities and tracks of our American Justice System from experts, practitioners, mentors, and experiential projects.

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