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Introduction to Law:  This is a class that I wish they would have had at law school during the first semester.  It is an overview of the law, the legal system, areas of law, and other systems of law, such as the Common Law and International Law.  The topics that we will cover include:


“The Law” vs. “a law”; legal philosophy; the sources of law, including the Constitution; the “reasonable person”; jurisdiction; statute of limitations; venue; the general breakdown of our legal system.

Criminal Law—constitutional foundations, important cases, future considerations.

Criminal Law—courtroom practice.  We will look at opening and closing arguments, objections, appeals, mistrials, and motions.

Civil Law—The burden of proof, differences from criminal law, hypothetical scenarios.

Administrative Law, Contract Law, Property Law, and all those other areas that don’t fit into civil or criminal law.

Moot court/mock trial; negotiations.  This session will allow the students to be lawyers in cases I will provide.  
The class will be organized as follows:


Every three weeks, starting January 22, we will have a 2 to 2.5 hour session at Yacon Village starting at 1:00 pm.

Every three weeks, starting the week of January 25, we will have an online session.  The day and time for these sessions will be determined by the families who register.  These sessions will be used to discuss questions and ideas that we explore in our live sessions.

The weeks where we don’t have an online or in person session, the kids will work on projects related to our topics.  For instance, students may choose to read through and critique a Supreme Court decision or visit a trial at a local court.  
We will have at least 6 of each type of week/session listed above, meaning we will go into April.  If we need an extra set of weeks at the end, then we will add that.  Students will receive reading materials and links to websites where they will find resources for each week’s topics.

To register, please see the tabs below.  I am offering a $10 discount for registrations that I receive this week, and there is also a discount for multiple kids from the same family.
The registration tab below allows you to register for one of the classes above.  The system should ask you which class you are choosing.  If it doesn’t, you will receive an e-mail the same day you register asking you to select a class.  I am discounting all registrations by $10 for those who register this week (the reduced fees are those that appear below).  The combined registration fee for both classes is discounted by $20 this week.  There are also discounts for registering multiple kids from the same family and for registering for both classes.

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The Many Areas of Geography:  This class introduces students to the field of geography, which is so much more than looking at maps and memorizing place names.  Geography is the academic discipline that studies almost anything, but does so with space as the key variable.  Geographers look at the spatial relationships between people, places, animal species, land forms, and so on.  The areas of geography that we will cover include:


The class will be organized as follows:


We will have at least 6 of each type of week/session listed above, meaning we will go into April.  If we need an extra set of weeks at the end, then we will add that.  Students will receive reading materials and links to websites where they will find resources for each week’s topics.


To register, please see the registration tabs below.  I am offering a $10 discount for registrations that I receive this week, and there is also a discount for multiple kids from the same family.

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