Grade Level: 10-12
Students learn the basic principles of law as applied to personal situations. They are made aware of the law of society around them and how, as young adults, they must work within the law. Topics include ethics, civil and criminal trial procedures, tort law and negligence lawsuits, cybercrimes, employment law, credit, property, and family law. Using real case footage from the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, students will examine the American criminal justice system. Students will have the opportunity to use the film to analyze and discuss topics ranging from the prosecutorial process, jury voir dire, venue transfer, juvenile confessions, DNA and case science.