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Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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1.) Explain career opportunities within the American legal system.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
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Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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2.) Trace the history and development of the American legal system.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
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Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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3.) Describe fundamental sources of law in American society.

•  Comparing common law with statutory law
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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4.) Explain how the principles of tort law affect human behavior.

•  Analyzing factual scenarios for presence of actionable torts
•  Identifying elements of negligence regarding civil law
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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5.) Describe the development of the United States Constitution.

•  Explaining fundamental constitutional rights
•  Explaining contemporary issues involving constitutional law
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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6.) Explain principles of family law in Alabama, including requirements for marriage and grounds for divorce.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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7.) Identify fundamental concepts of commercial law.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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8.) Describe statutes related to consumers.

•  Explaining state and federal statutes regarding consumer rights
Example: fair debt collections law

•  Explaining basic bankruptcy laws
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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9.) Differentiate among the principles of probate law, including types of property and ownership rights and responsibilities.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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10.) Describe the structure of the civil court system.

•  Comparing federal, state, and local court systems
•  Describing jurisdiction and function of district, circuit, and appellate courts
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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11.) Identify contractual elements, obligations, and consequences of breach of contract.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
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Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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12.) Explain basic rules of evidence in the justice system.

•  Describing types of evidence presented in court proceedings
•  Defending admissibility of evidence in the legal process
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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13.) Describe basic principles and procedures of criminal law.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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14.) Assess ethical issues of the American legal system.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
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Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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15.) Formulate legal arguments for various areas of law.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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16.) Prioritize stages of trial and court proceedings.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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17.) Create a case presentation for a mock trial.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Law and the American Legal System
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18.) Demonstrate written communication and public speaking skills necessary for a career in a legal field.

•  Researching legal issues for a mock trial
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