1. Identify ethical character traits: honesty, integrity, compassion, respect, responsibility, citizenship, and justice.
2. Explain the relationship between law and ethics and why they sometimes conflict.
3. Explain the differences between local, state and federal government and the powers and limitations of each.
4. Define statutory law, identify the purpose of statutory law, and describe how a bill becomes a statute under federal law.
5. Identify ways laws affect individuals, sources of law, constitutional rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens, and the responsibilities of government.
6. Distinguish between different types of courts.
7. Distinguish between the roles of legal professionals (e.g., judges, lawyers, and paralegals).
8. Identify the elements of criminal, civil, and business law, including trial procedures.
9. Define crimes such as embezzlement, larceny, robbery, burglary, assault, battery, forgery, white collar, extortion, bribery, conspiracy, etc.; and classify it based on the severity of the punishment.
10. Explain the difference between crimes and torts.
11. Define “negligence per se” and give examples of circumstances under which it applies.
12. Define tort of assault, battery, false imprisonment, mental distress, invasion of privacy, defamation of character, trespass to land and personal property, conversion negligence, and strict liability.
13. Identify crimes that occur in the business environment.
14. Understand the purpose and uses of a variety of common legal documents.
15. Recognize situations that call for legal advice.
16. Possess a working vocabulary of most frequently used legal terms, such as litigation, arbitration, mediation and conciliation, etc.
17. Explain how disputes can be settled without resort to the courts.
18. Complete legal documents with notarization as required.
19. Define environmental law, energy regulation and conservation, and explain the purpose and need.