We offer students a highly competitive Legal Studies Program. The program enables students to experience special classes that allow them to explore their interests in the field of law. Students are given opportunities to consider the legal profession, and to experience a competitive advantage in any career path they choose.  Moreover, the Legal Studies Program assists students overall with developing their analytical skills, communication tools, complex decision making capabilities, and ability to handle future academic and work challenges.

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  • Introduction to Law

    Students learn about the six basic required subjects in law school: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Torts, Property and Contract Law. To supplement classroom learning and lectures, students are exposed to inspiring guest speakers, including judges from the Palm Beach County Courthouse, a deputy from Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, a public defender and a state attorney. Students visit South County Courthouse in Delray Beach, where they observe different judges and multiple legal proceedings.
  • Law and Mock Trial

    Students learn both criminal and civil law along with courtroom procedure and the accompanying rules of evidence. The class will review and analyze a case study provided by Florida Law Related Education Association, FLREA, which is partially funded by the Florida Bar Association. Rosenblatt High School students compete in the Florida High School Mock Trial Competition annually. The class reviews and analyzes the mock trial, and top students are selected to participate in the County Competition on behalf of Rosenblatt High School.
  • Business Law

    Students learn how to create legal business entities and the legal protection they provide. They establish their own businesses and accompanying legal documents, which include contracts, leases, articles of incorporation, shareholders' agreements and bylaws. Students study corporate and intellectual property law, such as patents, trademark and copyright.
  • Social Media and Law

    As technology evolves, so must the law. The class addresses the rights of individuals and businesses in the social media space. Students explore the regulation of this industry, which must balance personal privacy, social needs, monetary gain and ability to enforce the laws in this field. Students analyze major companies including LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. They study constitutional law including freedom of speech and free press. The class reviews the laws that surround this industry, such as cyber harassment, copyright/trademark infringement, and advertising.
  • Sports, Arts and Entertainment Law

    Students learn about sports, arts, and entertainment law by analyzing pertinent case law and current events. We discuss negotiating various contracts with Alternative Dispute Resolution provisions. They draft employment contracts, venue agreements, and non-compete agreements. The following areas of law are studied: contracts, torts, constitutional, labor and employment, insurance, and intellectual property. Class speakers include attorneys who specialize in these fields.
  • Criminal Law and Procedure

    Students examine the U.S. criminal justice system. The class analyzes famous cases in American history, as well as important laws derived from them such as the Miranda warning. The class learns about the prosecution and defense against people and property. Special guest speakers include private trial attorneys who represent defendants, public defenders and prosecutors. The class tours a detention center and learns about required procedures from sheriff's deputies.
  • Advanced Legal Principles

    This is an advanced course about constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, evidence, torts, property and contract law. Students are required to draft legal documents. Benchmark cases are reviewed and analyzed. Guest speakers include specialized attorneys in these fields.