Agnes M. Brown Law Academy
Seton offers the only high school law program in the Archdiocese of Washington. The Law Academy offers students an opportunity to develop and strengthen critical analysis skills while exploring issues relating to law, the legal profession, the court systems, and individual rights.
This multi-year program begins in the freshman year with an overview of the law and the legal profession and includes learning basic analytical writing skills. Subsequent courses stress the history of legal developments, the issues of contemporary importance, and the function of law and government in the United States. Other topics include, but are not limited to, social justice, women’s rights, consumer contracts, estates, and immigration. Lessons challenge students to improve all aspects of their thinking, reading, writing, and communications skills.
In addition to coursework, there are internships offered to students, which include the offices of the State Attorney, public defender, county and circuit judges, and private attorneys. These experiences lend students unique insight into the legal system.
Seton's Varsity Mock Trial Team are the 2015 Seventh Judicial Circuit Champions.