Social Studies

Be a Lawyer: Practical Skills and Famous Cases

In this 5 day class, learners will experience what it is like to be an intern at a law office with a new project each week based on civil rights issues.
76 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 19 learners
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Class

45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 5 weeks

11-14

year olds

3-12

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn about the field of law as a career, and skills such as drafting a FOIA request, an inter office memo analyzing an issue, a press release, a business social media post, some landmark Supreme Court cases, and how to serve as a parliamentarian. 
For over 20 years I have been a lawyer focusing in the area of civil rights. 
There is no homework. 
Pen and paper. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners will receive individual feedback for the work performed and a certificate for completion of the course. 
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Supreme Court decisions and other media relating to the topic. We will view U.S. Government websites for the U.S. Supreme Court, FOIA, DOJ, C-SPAN, and a YouTube clip through my screen share of Google slides. The students will not need to look up websites on their own or log into anything. 

Teacher

Amy Vasquez, J.D.
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Amy Vasquez, Esq.
76 total reviews
49 completed classes

About Me

I am a civil rights attorney and continue to practice law while serving as an Outschool teacher. I have worked at the Innocence Project and provide pro bono assistance to their clients whenever called upon, as well as have worked at the Defenders... 
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