Many adults reflect back on their lives and wonder why they did not learn basic business and personal law concepts in their core high school classes. Every adult American is assumed to know the law, but it is a complex subject that is very difficult to research in-detail.
We can always hire attorneys, but that costs hundreds of dollars
for each and every hour they work for us. Taking a law class in high
school may be the most valuable course some high school offers.
Because the law demands that we comply whether we understand it or not -- and this applies to all employment issues, contracts and agreements we make as well.
The textbook our class is based on is South Western/Cengage's Law for Business and Persononal Use. The 17th edition is available for students to check-out, but we will not require each student to do so. The South Western/Cengage companion website has many interactive and supplemental resources.
The companion website for that book is available free online (at this time) and offers a links to a glossary of legal terms, debate tips N tricks, and a radio Glencoe podcast series. I have also put together a list of free online law research sites.
We will spend most of our time doing projects on real cases, many coming from this list of 80 Supreme Court Decisions (downloadable, printable, .pdf)