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Law 12

Open to Grade 11 and 12 students
Prerequisite: Social Studies 10

Law 12 is a senior social studies course designed to provide students with a basic working knowledge of the Canadian legal system. While it is open to both grade 11 and 12 students, Social Studies 11 or Civics 11 is a suggested prerequisite.

The course examines such topics as: Origins of Law, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Human Rights, Criminal Law and Civil Law

Law 12 provides students with excellent opportunities to explore applicable and realistic situations in their lives. Most students in the class are 17 – 18 years old and it is essential that they understand their rights and obligations as adults in society. This course prepares them with a working knowledge of the legal system. Through class discussion, formal debates, mock trials, field trips, presentations, guest speakers, news and educational videos, newspaper projects and role-playing, students are able to participate and become active learners.