PRE-LAW & PUBLIC AFFAIRS MAGNET PROGRAM
The Pre-Law and Public Affairs magnet program at Fort Lauderdale High School provides a well-rounded, college-preparatory curriculum designed for students who are interested in exploring various careers in legal studies, criminal justice, and public service. Our goal is to graduate students who have gained real-world experience and insight into their future careers; have developed the foundations needed to inspire, realize, and pursue law-related passions; and have already made significant connections with community members in law, government, or public service.
CONTACT: Jennifer B. Muha, Magnet Coordinator
Students are required to take at least one law and/or public affairs elective each year. Most pre-law and public affairs electives are available at the honors and/or AP/AICE levels. Students must also make sure that they meet Florida graduation requirements in addition to program requirements. For a full course list with suggested progression, Click here.
Pre-Law & Public Affairs students also have access to several other program benefits, such as:
- Advanced Placement, Cambridge International, Honors, and Dual Enrollment Courses relevant to law-related study
- Debate, Mock Trial, and Moot Court teams and competition
- LAWTalkseries – presentations given during study halls by local professionals, such as lawyers, paralegals, judges, and federal law enforcement agents
- Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC)
- Broward Sheriff's Office Student Explorers Program
- S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Explorers Program
- Student volunteer service and internship opportunities within our local law-related community
- Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Awards
- Field trips, and so much more!
Students from throughout Broward County who meet the requirements may apply to the Pre-Law and Public Affairs Magnet Program at Fort Lauderdale High School. Students are required to have a 2.5 GPA or higher and a Level 3 or higher (i.e. passing) on their Florida Standardized Assessment (FSA) for Reading and Math or a math End-of-Course Examination (EOC) in order to be eligible.