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Welcome to the Homepage for the Law & Social Justice Pathway!
Do you have an interest in legal careers, or have always liked the idea of helping people? Do you want to learn more about the legal system and how it works to protect and ensure the rights of people? Do you want to learn how to make communities safer and more responsive to issues regarding social equity? Are you interested in learning how to work with people to learn their struggles and advocate for their rights? The Law & Social Justice Pathway is for you!
What is it?
The Law & Social Justice Pathway is designed to expose students to a wide range of careers in the public service industry. In addition to exposure to career opportunities typically unheard of among younger students, the Law & Social Justice Pathway is designed to build a strong base of knowledge of criminal and civil law, and understanding of legal procedure and ways to affect community change regarding social justice, and most importantly ensure that students are well-prepared to quickly access and succeed in post-high school education programs and get them quickly into their desired career in legal fields.
How Does It Work? What Can I Expect?
The Law & Social Justice Pathway is a 4-year program. Each year students are in linked learning classes that infuse legal concepts and social sciences into their core classes, while connecting those core academic skills in their career technical education classes. Throughout their pathway experience, students are engaged in project-based learning and several opportunities for work-based learning and experiences in the field, like job shadowing and internships. Students can also benefit from project advisors from the industry to make sure their work is relevant and meets industry standards.
What Comes Afterward?
Students will be prepared for a full range of post-secondary opportunities through their work in the pathway. Students choosing to continue their education at the community college or university level will be aware of the particular programs and majors those institutions offer, and likewise students choosing to begin work in the public service field immediately after high school will graduate with industry-approved certifications, important job-seeking and workplace skills, and an understanding of how to enter the industry with an awareness of growth opportunities once there.