Legal Studies explores Australia’s legal heritage and the dynamic nature of the Australian legal system within a global context. It provides students with a sound understanding of the structures of the Australian legal system and demonstrates how that system responds and contributes to social change while acknowledging tradition. By analysing the Australian legal system, students consider how diverse groups in society influence and are influenced by the legal system.
50% – Folio
25% – Issues Study
25% – Presentation
Stage 1 Legal Studies is a pathway to Stage 2 Legal Studies. It is recommended that students take Stage 1 Legal Studies before Stage 2 but it is not a prerequisite.