Academy of Politics, Advocacy, and Law

Telephone: 301-649-8088

Academy Head: Mrs. Jamie Bisset

Mission Statement

The Academy of Politics, Advocacy, and Law aspires to help students to affect positive change and empower students to become active, legally-savvy contributors to society.

Students debate their way through trials, act as judges in charge of a court room, experience the life of a police officer through the Police Explorers Program, participate in Mock Trial and Moot Court, attend the Young Professionals Conference, and visit the State House and the Maryland Court of Appeals.


Requirements

  • Introduction to Justice, Law, and Society
  • Law and the Administration of Law
  • Contemporary Issues in Law
  • Capstone Project
    • Law related internship
    • Interdepartmental collaborative project
    • Propose and/or support a law in the Maryland General Assembly
    • Complete a college level law related class
     
  • Portfolio Presentation
  • Advocacy Experiences

Possible Electives

  • AP NSL
  • AP Psychology
  • Forensics
  • Sociology
  • Leadership
  • Internship
  • International Human Rights
  • Economics and Business Law
  • AP Micro/Macro Economics
  • Argumentative and formative speaking
  • Model UN
  • Global Issues
  • Psychology
  • Comparative Govt. AP/Reg
  • Media and Society

Academy Experiences

  • Mock Trial
  • Moot Court
  • Young ProfessionalsConference
  • State House Visit
  • Police Explorers
  • Maryland Court of Appeals Visit
  • Partnerships: Street Law, Intelsat, Columbia School of Law, Montgomery County Bar Association

Professional Conference Interview Video