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Ever wonder how laws are created, interpreted or enforced? What is the purpose of law in our society and is the law applied equitably to all? Explore the answers to these questions as well as understand the different roles and professions in the U.S. legal system.

There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During the week two students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).

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Learning Outcomes in this course

Introduction to the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system and overview of various specialties of law

Explore how existing laws are enforced (or not) and their equity and learn how you as an individual can affect change

Understand the relationship between the law, law enforcement and advocacy

Engage with professionals to learn about different career options from police officer to lawyer

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