Inlet Grove prepares students interested in careers in the legal profession by developing essential skills needed to achieve success in undergraduate college programs and careers in law, and also provides the competitive foundation for students contemplating the rigorous admissions processes in place at American Bar Association (ABA) approved law schools. The program provides an introduction into various aspects of the law and legal professions in a high–quality learning environment that challenges the students to improve their reading, writing, researching, and speaking skills. Pre-Law students will present speeches in front of the class and are encouraged to enter debate tournaments. Parental support and encouragement are required to grow great debaters!

Course Information

Online CreditNo
Wheel ClassNo
Block ScheduleYes
Prerequisites3.0 GPA
LocationOn Campus

Dr. Troy Smith

Dr. Troy Smith was appointed by Dr. Emma Banks to lead the Legal Studies Department in June 2023.  He holds a Juris Doctorate from University of Baltimore School of Law, a Masters in Health Education from UMBC and a Bachelors in Political Science & Russian Studies from Syracuse University.  Prior to that he was a US Government teacher in Baltimore City Schools and also spent 10 years teaching University students in Hong Kong SAR at Hong Kong Baptist University.  Dr. Smith lives in West Palm Beach and enjoys local travel and riding his motorcycle on short trips.

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Career Outlook and Salaries

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Quick Facts: Lawyers

2022 Median Pay$135,740 per year
$65.26 per hour
Typical Entry-Level EducationDoctoral or professional degree
Work Experience in a Related OccupationNone
On-the-job TrainingNone
Number of Jobs, 2022826,300
Job Outlook, 2022-328% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2022-3262,400