O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies
The O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Distinction offers a series of electives to develop literacy in law and the U.S. legal system, as well as advance speaking, research, and writing skills. The courses are taught from a Christian perspective and are founded on constitutional rights and freedoms. Each high school course has a field trip experience, service component, and guest speakers. Students have enjoyed internships with a variety of law firms, the Office of the State Attorney, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, and Palm Beach Youth Court and will be paired with mentors in the legal field as part of their course experience. Students are afforded opportunities to compete on Mock Trial Teams traveling annually to Harvard Seminars and/or Empire Mock Trial competitions. In addition, students may participate in the Moot Court Team, Florida Law Honor Society, and other traditions including the Pre-Law Speaker Series, First Monday and Explore Mock Trial.
- Introduction to Law
- Legal Advocacy Skills Honors
Two of the following (although all may be taken if student desires):
- Criminal Law
- Business Law and Ethics
- Dual Enrollment Government / Constitutional Law Honors
Additional course offerings are available for students who try out and earn a spot on the Mock Trial team.