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.

Law Instructor: Patricia Perez, J.D.

Mrs. Perez has served as: an Associate County Attorney in the Prince George's County Office of Law; a Judicial Law Clerk in the Prince George's County Circuit Court; the Associate Director of Family Law Information Services in the Family Division of the Prince George's County Circuit Court; and the Court Liaison for Hispanic and Self-Represented Litigants.

Perez has lived and studied abroad and has taught Spanish at both the university and high school levels, including several years at Elizabeth Seton. She holds a BA in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, an MA in Spanish from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, and a JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH. She is also a staff member at the Gabriel Network.

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