ERIC Number: ED255398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Resource Guide on Contemporary Legal Issues...for Use in Secondary Education.
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, Washington, DC.
Designed for use by local lawyers and law students who agree to serve as resource persons in secondary school level law-related subjects, this guide has two main goals: (1) to provide law personnel with a brief summary of the law and sample cases for student use on topics of general interest, and (2) to introduce students to a sampling of the methods and materials currently being used in law-related education. Following an introduction, the guide has two main parts. The first consists of summaries and cases on seven topics: the criminal justice system, criminal procedure, free expression, equal protection, religion and constitutional law, family law, and consumer law. The second part contains eight lesson-length excerpts from current, representative law-related education publications. Lessons focus on legal content (such as the elements of a contract), legal concepts, case studies, and a variety of other methods such as moot court, mock trial, role playing, and problem solving. The document concludes with a list of resources for educators, lawyers, and law students for use in secondary classrooms. (LH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Citizenship Education, Civil Rights Legislation, Constitutional Law, Consumer Education, Contracts, Court Litigation, Criminal Law, Due Process, Freedom of Speech, Human Resources, Justice, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Legal Responsibility, Lesson Plans, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, Washington, DC.