- Define "law." Tell some
of its sources. Describe functions it serves.
- Discuss two of the following:
- The Justinian Code, The Code
of Hammurabi, and the Magna Carta.
- The development of the jury
- Two famous trials in history.
- Tell what civil law is; criminal
law. Tell the main differences between them. Give examples of each.
- 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 him about his responsibilities
and duties. Report your findings.
- Tell what a contract is. Must all
contracts be in writing? Explain. Tell about several laws that have
been passed to protect the consumer and the seller. Tell about several
organizations there are to help them.
- Do ONE of the following:
- Attend a session of a civil
or criminal court. Write 250 words or more on what you saw.
- Plan and conduct a mock trial
with your troop or school class. After the trail is over, discuss
it with the group.
- Arrange a visit with a lawyer who
works for a business, bank, title company, or government. Find out his
or her duties and responsibilities. Report what you learned.
a. If it is impossible for your to arrange such a
visit, discuss with your counselor the duties and responsibilities of
a lawyer who works for one of the groups listed.
- Explain the requirements for becoming
a lawyer in your state. Describe how judges are selected in your state.
- Make a list of 15 jobs which deal
with some aspect of law or legal processes. Tell which you prefer. Why?
- Tell where a person 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.