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Intro to Criminal Law (Part 1) - Why Do We Need Laws?

In this 4 week course, we will study why we need laws, how do we know if laws do what they are supposed to do, and the moral side of laws.
Mike Traywick - Law School for Teens
284 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 31 learners
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50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
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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Class Experience

- To begin to think like a lawyer, which means to see every side of the argument and challenge their own beliefs to find the truth
- That creating laws is not just writing down words on paper and walking away - laws need intentional and focused thought to get the outcome that is desired
- A foundation for other legal classes in this series
These lessons are how I opened up my Criminal Law classes at the high school where I used to teach. I found them to be very effective in getting the kids to think at higher levels of abstract thought.
Only work that does not get done inside of class, and all of that will be optional - though if the students desire it, we can continue discussions in the discussion groups.
Just a tool to take notes or brainstorm ideas - whatever the student is most comfortable with.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Done in class as the discussions are progressing.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The only thing that might be sensitive is on the last day, we will discuss the "Moral Side of Murder," which is a lesson I borrowed from a Harvard professor. You can find it on Youtube if you wish to check it out before taking the class. I use the first part of the first video where the professor talks about the trolley car and operating on people.


Mike Traywick - Law School for Teens
Lives in the United States
Law School for Teens - From Law School to High School
284 total reviews
201 completed classes

About Me

My name is Mike Traywick, and I am a former high school teacher, a current lawyer, and a veteran of the US Navy. 

I am incredibly excited about the idea of OutSchool. I like the ability of teachers to teach subjects they are both knowledgeable... 
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