What you'll learn:
  • Public Speaking
  • Policy Analysis
  • Internet Research Techniques
  • Persuasive & Analytical Writing
  • Note-taking
  • Fundamentals of Campaigns
  • The Writing Process
  • Current Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Court & Civil Court
  • The Supreme Court
  • Self-discipline
  • Critical Thinking
  • Argument techniques

The Law and Public Service Pathway provides the knowledge and understanding for students to actively influence decisions that have an impact on social justice.  Students have an opportunity to learn, understand, and participate in the creation and enforcement of civil and criminal laws.  Students will acquire a fundamental understanding of the law, and then develop the skills necessary to advocate and influence those in power.

Mr. Melton is in his sixth year of teaching (fifth at SCHS). He holds a B.A. in Political Science from UC Davis and a M.B.A. from the University of Wales.

The Law & Public Service Pathway

Foundations of Law

Sophomore Year

Street Law

Junior Year

Contemporary Issues & Public Policy

Senior Year

Legal Studies Capstone

Senior Year