A new class at Berkeley High School, Law and Social Justice, helps students to learn how the criminal justice system works, by giving students a chance to get front-row seats to the many facets of the justice system. In this class, they hear from working professionals, and it also exposes them to career fields such as courts, law enforcement, and politics. Students debate and analyze topics including, but not limited to, the correlation between race and social class, and justice and law, enforcing law while maintaining justice, and overall, how the criminal justice system could be improved. Students at the school have had positive feedback on this course, saying it offers something different.
- A new class at Berkeley High, “Law and Social Justice” is offering students a new perspective into the the justice system.
- The popular course, created by 20-year teaching veteran James Dopman, exposes juniors and seniors to a wide variety of guest speakers and interactive experiences with members of the justice system.
- The year-long class has made a strong positive impression on students who had the opportunity to learn about careers and actively debate about issues in the justice system.
“A new Berkeley High class is offering a deep dive into the criminal justice system and giving students the chance to debate and analyze many of the complex topics most relevant in the world around them.”