Public Services is a California Department of Education industry sector program that prepares students for careers in government service and related fields. Careers in public service are unique because they center on challenging issues that define the public agenda and involve the provision of vital services to the public—from local to international levels. Public service professions offer many career opportunities, including the following career pathways: Public Safety, Emergency Response, and Legal Practices.
Legal Practices Pathway Courses
This pathway program takes students through the criminal justice system, criminal law, Constitutional law, procedural law, the adjudication process, and an in-depth look into landmark court cases. Students also examine the Bill of Rights and how it applies to law. Students learn about the workplace through a field trip to criminal court, expert guest speakers, debates, and mock trials.