Instructor: Muccio, J.

    LAW AND SOCIETY (232, 230 for college credit) 1 credit Grades 11-12
    Offered in school years that begin in an even numbered year (ex: 2016-2017) College credit bearing course

    This course introduces and prepares students for possible career pathways in law, public safety and security and government and public administration. “Law and Society” connects the government, the American legal system, and the society in which you live. Students will enhance their understanding of the historical and social foundation of law, legal ethics, and the social responsibility of law. Students who elect to receive college credit will complete a legal research paper, complete a portfolio and defend their work before a panel of law professors at Roger Williams University. 



  • First Amendment

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. (U.S. Const., Amend. I) Next week we will begin discussing the law and how it pertains to the First Amendment: Freedom of Speech Freedom of Expression Freedom of Religion  Establishment Clause Free Exercise Clause Freedom of the Press Please see Google Classroom for…

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  • Mock Trial/Debate and Midterm

    When we get back from vacation, we will begin our Mock Trial and Debate (Animal Testing).   MIDTERM: Your midterm will include everything from September to present (The History of Law - The Constitution). Study Guide will be forthcoming.  

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  • Test: Government & Constitution


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  • RWU - Annotated Bibliography due

    Please join the RWU Google Classroom and submit your Annotated Bibliography in that Classroom by tomorrow, Dec. 2nd.  Thank you.   

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  • RWU - Topics Due

    Reminder:  Those of you planning to try for the Roger Williams University credit must have your Civil Law topics chosen and in our shared folder (no duplicates between classes - so must be approved) by Friday November 11th. ​ Late submissions will not be accepted. Quarter grades must = 88% or higher per RWU No Criminal Law Topics No Death Penalty (per RWU professors) See our shared drive/table for search suggestions Email me with…

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  • Constitution

    Our next unit is  the Constitution including Principles / Concepts Bill of Rights Checks & Balances Separation of Powers Federalism  

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  • Study Guide

    Here's the Study Guide for Monday's Test.  You can bring it into the test with you.  

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  • Test 1

    Your first test will be on Monday October 17  

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  • Society & History of Law

    We have completed presentations.  Please be sure you have done your Society Reflection (click on link for assignment) and have outlined the History of Law:  Google Doc version / Livebinder version. Note: If you have not joined my Google Folder for this class, please see me so I can share with your preferred email.  

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    If you have not signed up for my REMIND messages, please do so.  You can receive messages by email or text.  Click on this link to join: ​https://www.remind.com/join/lawsociet  

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  • Live Binder

    I wanted to share this LiveBinder with you - Law & Society - http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/1381356             Access key for private binder: MuccioLaw2014_2015 ​Name: Law & Society Binder ID: 1381356

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