The King’s Academy O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Program Hosts Breakfast for the Legal Community
(West Palm Beach, FL) –On Thursday, November 15, The King’s Academy hosted a breakfast at the Fourth District Court of Appeal for students enrolled in the O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Program and for the local legal community. Judges, attorneys, and business professionals from throughout Palm Beach County joined more than 40 students to hear a presentation on the current U.S. Supreme Court term provided by Judge Jeffrey T. Kuntz. “I enjoyed the opportunity to meet such engaged students from The King’s Academy and to discuss issues in our legal system with them. I hope the students continue to explore the legal system and, ultimately, return to the court after they are admitted as members of the Florida Bar,” stated Judge Kuntz
Following the presentation, students met with the honored guests and professionals to gain insight into the legal profession and toured the beautiful new courtroom.
Denise Brown, Esq., Program Director for TKA’s O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Program added, “The breakfast was an opportunity for the O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Program to partner with the local legal community in learning about current legal issues. It was heartwarming to see local judges and attorneys interact with our students and share wisdom from their profession with eager TKA students. I look forward to further developing partnerships between our program and area legal professionals as the program continues to expand.”
The King’s Academy pre-law studies program has been newly named O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Program in recognition of a $1 Million donation to endow its Pre-law program. The O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Program creatively engages students in rigorous academic dialogue to develop critical thinking and communication skills. The King’s Academy piloted its Christian pre-law studies in 2016. Currently, 130 students are enrolled in the O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Program. Coursework includes Introduction to Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Business Law and Ethics, and Legal Advocacy Skills. In May, TKA will graduate its first group of seniors who have earned a pre-law designation on their diplomas.
For more information about The King’s Academy and scholarship opportunities provided through the O’Keeffe Pre-Law Studies Program, contact Mrs. Amy Cuomo, Admissions Director, at 561-686-4244.
The King’s Academy is a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School for Excellence in Education. The private Christian school serves approximately 1,500 students from preschool through twelfth grade and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach County at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Loxahatchee/Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach, and Royal Palm Beach. More information about The King’s Academy is available online at http://www.TKA.net.