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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

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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

Academy of Legal Studies News

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Law Week 2012

For much of the year, the Polk County Courthouse witnesses a steady parade of lawyers, judges, defendants and victims, as well as jurists and court employees who fill its hallways and court rooms. During the week of May 3, 2012, however, high school students from the debate teams at Tenoroc High School and the Academy of Legal Studies at George Jenkins High School joined the professionals as they participated in Law Week 2012. Judge Wayne Durden presided over the event. Attorneys Nicholas Troiano and Joe Parrish assisted as guest judges.

A regular debate schedule is in the planning stages for Fall 2012, which will include both the Bartow International Baccalaureate and Haines City International Baccalaureate programs

If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the future of this debate forum, please contact the Academy of Legal Studies Lead Teacher, Tina Balentine.

George Jenkins High School Career Academy Summit

Business partners, future business partners and community members will participate in the first annual 2012 George Jenkins High School Academy Summit. The summit will take place in the GJHS auditorium on April 3rd of 2012. The summit features keynote speakers, academy presentations, and panel discussions. Community members will discover the importance of taking an active role in preparing quality future employees.

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Law Academy Hosts Mock Trial Summer Camp

The GJHS Academy of Legal Studies held a mock trial summer camp. The students were 9th and 10th graders and many were interested in learning more about the legal field. Campers were assigned a case and they learned how to prepare and present a court trial.

Law Academy Students Make Appearance At Florida Supreme Court

Three students from the Academy of Legal Studies at George Jenkins High School recently traveled to Tallahassee to make an appearance at the Florida Supreme Court. They took part in the Florida Youth in Government (YIG) annual trip to the State Capital and their "law firm" presented two appeals in the YIG judicial competition.