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Introduction to Criminal Law (Flex Class): To Kill a Mockingbird (Novel Study)

In this 8-week online course, students will learn about the basics of criminal law while reading and discussing the novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
Amy Lavin, J.D.
337 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 8 learners
No live meetings
Over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 20

Jun 20 - Aug 15 (8 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Mon Jun 27

Jun 27 - Aug 22 (8 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Class Experience

Students will improve their understanding of the criminal justice system and will apply that knowledge to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Students will also learn about the elements of literature--setting, point of view, characters, tone, conflict, plot, and theme--and apply that knowledge to the novel. 
I have a Juris Doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah; a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix; and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University. I taught high school English for eight years, and I currently teach ESL online. I am also a former prosecuting attorney, and I currently practice law in several different areas. I have taught Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird for eight years to 10th grade language arts students. 
It is expected that students will be prepared for class by reading the weekly assigned chapters. Each student will need a copy of the book.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Since this is a class about criminal law, it may deal with behaviors that are violent or socially unacceptable. The teacher will be sensitive to these subjects and will avoid overt details and/or descriptions that are not age-appropriate. 

Additionally, the novel To Kill a Mockingbird includes situations dealing with racism, violence, rape, and alcoholism. Please make sure you are familiar with the book's content and are comfortable with your student discussing these situations prior to enrolling in this class. 
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Amy Lavin, J.D.Avid Reader, English Teacher, and Practicing Attorney
337 total reviews
352 completed classes

About Me

Welcome! I'm very excited to be your teacher! I live in Idaho in the United States. I enjoy reading and writing young adult novels, traveling around the world with my family, and kayaking on the Snake River. 

I have a Juris Doctor from the S.J.... 
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