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Legal Practices


The Public Services Legal Practices Pathway provides a foundation in serving the community and public interest in legal fields. Careers in this sector often attract those who want to help their fellow citizens and make improvements to the communities they serve.


All courses are a-g CSU/UC approved. Student enroll for up to four consecutive years.

Forensics Biology & Forensics Chemistry 

These academic courses provide the core curriculum within the framework of forensics and criminal justice.

ROP Introduction to Law Enforcement Careers 

Taught by a police officer, the students learn essential concepts and procedures of law enforcement agencies. Students interested in internship may apply to become a Simi Valley Police Explorers (not district affiliated).

ROP Introduction to Law A/B (Pending for 2023-24)

Students request this course to deepen their studies of legal practices and paralegal services. Mock Trial Competition serves as the internship component to this course.


Students problem solve as they design and conduct experiments in forensics classes. Labs promote technical competence using professional crime lab equipment. Students research, report, maintain evidence security, and understand law for legal proceedings. Students in Mock Trial, research, present and act while thinking critically for competition. 

Student attorney presents during the Mock Trial Competition.
During the Mock Trial Competition, a student attorney presents to the judge in a professional court room.


Employment in local governments is projected to increase by 454,400, to reach more than 8.2 million in 2022, representing one of the largest increases in employment among all industries. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in law are expected to increase faster than average at 10% through 2031. 

California Highway Patrol Officer $109,248K/year

California Lawyer $176,610k/year

Park Ranger $76,930/year


Emergency Services, Disaster Teams, Border Control, ATF/CIA/DEA/FBI Agents, Lawyers, Probation/Correctional Officer, Law Prevention Specialist, Court Reporter, Law Librarian, Lawyer, Paralegals, Legal Researcher, Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Wildland Firefighter, Paramedics, & Crime Scene Investigators, Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Response Dispatcher.