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Academy of Legal Studies
George Jenkins High School
6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL  33813

Phone:  (863) 648-3566

Areas of Interest:  Legal

NCAC Academies


This academy is given the highest level of recognition by the National Career Academy Coaltion, earning the status of a "MODEL" Academy for having exceeded the National Standards of Practice


This Academy will provide students with career and college opportunities in the field of law. College-bound students will find numerous higher education opportunities in law, including public administration, political studies, and law school. Through a combination of articulation agreements and dual enrollment, students will be able to earn college credit.


  • Development of higher-order critical thinking skills
  • Technology in the classroom
  • Business, community, and education partnerships
  • Cultivation of exceptional reading and writing skills
  • Cooperative, project-based, and problem-based learning
  • Mentoring and other supportive strategies for struggling students
  • Field trips, mock trials, guest lectures, and other stimulating activities


Academy students are called upon to perform in-class debates regarding current legal issues. The practice of legal research and writing is also emphasized. Students gain access to local professionals in the legal field, including court reporters, judges, attorneys, politicians and legal assistants.


  • Students can earn up to 4 college credit hours upon completion of the Academy.
  • Offers mock trial competitions at District, State, and National levels.
  • Students compete for publication in the Res Integra, the Lakeland Bar Journal.
  • The mock trial team placed 7th in last year’s State competition.


  • Spring 2015

    Highlights Include: WE3, Mock Trial Team, Guest Speakers, NALS Results, FLHS, Courthouse Field Trips and more...