Requirement 1: Define “law.” Tell some of its sources. Describe functions it serves.
Requirement 2: Discuss TWO of the following:
Requirement 2 a: Justinian’s Code, the Code of Hammurabi, and the Magna Carta
Requirement 2 b: The development of the jury system
Requirement 2 c: Two famous trials in history
Requirement 3: Tell what civil law is; tell what criminal law is. Tell the main differences between them. Give examples of each.
Requirement 4: Ask five people (not more than one from your immediate family) about the role of law enforcement officers in our society. Discuss their answers with them. Go to a law enforcement officer in your neighborhood and ask about his or her responsibilities and duties. Report your findings.
Law enforcement officer
Requirement 5: Tell about several laws that were passed to protect the consumer and the seller. Tell about several organizations that provide help to consumers and sellers.
Requirement 6: Do ONE of the following:
Requirement 6 a: Attend a session of a civil or criminal court. Write 250 words or more on what you saw.
Requirement 6 b: Plan and conduct a mock trial with your troop or school class. After the trial is over, discuss it with the group.
Planned and conducted a mock trial
Discussed the trial with the group
Requirement 7: Arrange a visit with a lawyer who works for a business, bank, title company, or government agency. Find out his or her duties and responsibilities. Report what you have learned.
Requirement 8: Explain the requirements for becoming a lawyer in your state. Describe how judges are selected in your state.
Requirement 9: Make a list of 15 jobs that deal with some aspects of law or legal processes. Tell which you prefer. Why?
Requirement 10: Tell where people can go to obtain the help of a lawyer if they are unable to pay for one. Tell what you can do if you can afford a lawyer but do not know of any in your area.
Requirement 11: Discuss with your counselor the importance in our society of TWO of the following areas of the law:
a. Environmental law b. Computers and the internet c. Copyright and the internet d. Immigration
e. Patents f. Biotechnology g. Privacy law h. International law