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Business & Personal Law (811710)

Honors Option (811720)

Laws are a part of everyday life. Learn your legal rights and responsibilities through speakers, debates, and mock trials. Gain a knowledge of legal problems and develop the ability to analyze, evaluate, and resolve legal disputes. Definitely a fun class while learning how the legal system impacts you.

For students who desire honors credit for Business and Personal Law, this course is ideal for students that desire a more in-depth understanding of the law or are planning to pursue any type of business-based degree after high school. Students taking this honors credit option will focus more in-depth on key concepts of the legal system including criminal law, tort law, civil law, contract law, and ethics. Students will delve into law in the news, how court systems work, and key Supreme Court cases. Honors credit students will also take leadership roles in class debates and mock trials.

  • What are your rights? What are your responsibilities?
  • Everyone should be familiar with the basics of the law!
  • Oh, yea, there's a really cool field trip where we get to see actual court proceedings at the municipal court and the county court, plus we tour the Country safety building.
  • You will be an active participant in a murder trial (mock trial that is) - did you do it?
  • Perhaps you'll prosecute, maybe you'll defend, maybe you'll be a witness or a juror.
  • Have a great time while learning law basics!
  • A highly interactive class!
  • Open to juniors/seniors.

"The field trip to the courts and police department was awesome. Seeing actual court proceedings and talking with actual judges makes law real to me. I really learned a lot in this class." --John D., Class of 2010

"This should be a required course. Everyone should know these things about the law." --Jane S., Class of 2011

CREDITS EARNED: ½
PREREQUISITES: None
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12

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BIT Course Offerings:


Accounting
Advanced Accounting Honors
Advanced Marketing*

Business & Personal Law*
Computer Applications
Desktop Publishing

International Business
Leadership
Marketing*
Personal Finance
Personal Finance Honors
Retail Merchandising & Mgt.*

Starting a Business
Web Page Design

*Honors Option available