The purpose of this course is to give students an overview of legal matters that they will deal with in their personal and/or professional life. The course begins with a quick review of ethics, how laws are made, sources of law, and civil and criminal procedures. Then, students differentiate among the different types of law: criminal, civil, “white collar” crimes, employment/business law, etc. Topics such as the rights of minors, contracts, consumer laws, warranties, rental relationships, cyber law, negotiable instruments, credit, debt, bankruptcy, intellectual property, laws of patents, copyrights, and trademarks will also be covered. Landmark cases that influence laws today will also be reviewed and discussed to enhance students’ overall understanding of the material.
Ms. Pat White
Certified CTE Instructor