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                                                                                                       Career Goal (O*NET Code): Administrative Law Judge (23-1021),
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cluster Overview : The Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security Cluster focuses on careers in planning, managing, and
                                                                                                       Legal Secretary (43-6014), Lawyer (23-1011), Magistrate (23-1023),
                                                                                                                                                                                                             providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
                                                                                                       Law Clerk (23-2092), Paralegal (23-1023).
                                                                                             SUGGESTED COURSEWORK                                                                                                                                             EXTENDED LEARNING EXPERIENCES
                                                                                                       English I                                         World Geography                                     Curricular Experiences:                                                              Extracurricular Experiences:
                                                                                                       Algebra I                                         Languages other than English I                      SkillsUSA                                                                            Explorer Program
                                                      Core Courses:
                     9th


                                                                                                       Biology                                           Health/PE or Equivalent                             Business Professionals of America                                                    Student Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Future Business Leaders of America                                                   Mock Trial
                                                                                                       Introduction to Criminal Justice or Business Law or                                                                                                                                        Peer Mediation
                                                      Career-Related Electives:                        Introduction to Security Services
                                                                                                       English II                                        World History
                                                                                                       Geometry                                          Languages other than English II
                     10th




                                                      Core Courses:
High School




                                                                                                       Chemistry                                         Technology Applications

                                                      Career-Related Electives:                        Criminal Investigation or Emergency Communications or BCIS**
                                                                                                       English III                                       United States History                               Career Learning Experiences:                                                         Service Learning Experiences:
                                                                                                       Algebra II                                        Communication Applications                          Career Preparation (Paid/Unpaid)                                                     Community Service
                                                      Core Courses:
                     11th




                                                                                                       Physics                                           PE or Equivalent                                    Job Shadowing                                                                        Peer Tutoring
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Internships                                                                          Peer Mentoring
                                                                                                       Fundamentals of Criminal Law or Legal Aspects of Young Adults
                                                      Career-Related Electives:                        or Career Preparation*
                                                                                                       English IV                                        Government/Economics
                                                                                                       AP Stats                                          Fine Arts
                                                      Core Courses:
                     12th




                                                                                                       Environmental Systems

                                                                                                       Crime in America or Courts and Criminal Procedure or Accounting I
                                                      Career-Related Electives:                        or Career Preparation*
                                                      Government Internship                            Law Office                                                                                                                                                                                 Professional Associations:
                                         On-the-Job
                                          Training




                                                                                                       Legal Assistant                                                                                                                                                                            American Bar Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  National Association of Legal Assistants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  National Bar Association
                                                      NOTE: These experiences may be started and/or completed as part of the high school experience.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  National Conference of Black Lawyers
                                                      OSHA CareerSafe
                            Certificates




                                                                                                                                                                                                             Career Options:                                                                      National Federation of Paralegal Association
                                                      MOS Certification                                                                                                                                      Administrative Technician
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  National Legal Aide and Defender Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  State Bar of Texas
                                                      NOTE: Students may earn all or part of these certificates as part of the high school experience.                                                                                                                                            Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
                                                      Business                                         Law                                                                                                   Career Options:                               Legal Secretary
                Associate's




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
                 Degrees




                                                      Criminal Justice                                 Legal Studies                                                                                         Court Clerk                                   Paralegal
                                                      Government Administration                                                                                                                              Law Assistant
Postsecondary




                                                      Criminal Justice                                                                                                                                       Career Options:                               Private Law Practice
                Bachelor's
                 Degrees




                                                      Government                                                                                                                                             Government                                    Public Interest Law
                                                      History                                                                                                                                                Legal Librarianship
                                                      Law
                                                      Administration of Law                            Law                                                                                                   Career Options:                               Instructor/Professor
                                                      Criminal Justice                                 Legal Administration                                                                                  Administration of Legal Services              Legal Specialist
                Graduate
                 Degrees




                                                      Interpol/International Law                       Public Administration                                                                                 Lawyer                                        Research and Policy
                                                      Enforcement                                                                                                                                            State/Federal Agency                          Research and Teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Administration

                                                      *May substitute for the required credit for Physical Education                                     Students should take Advanced                       This plan of study serves as a guide, along with other career planning materials, for pursuing a career path and is based on the most recent information as of 2007.
                                                      **Satisfies the required credit for Technology Applications                                        Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB),   All plans should meet high school graduation requirements as well as college entrance requirements.
                                                      ***May substitute for the required credit for Health Education                                     dual credit, Advanced Technical Credit (ATC), or    Students may select other elective courses for personal enrichment purposes.
                                                                                                                                                         locally articulated courses, if possible.


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