Students will develop an understanding of the principles, structures and processes in the Australian legal system. They will explore constitutional government, how laws are made and the processes of dispute resolution and the administration of justice. Students will investigate legal perspectives on contemporary issues in society and analyse and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the Australian Legal System.
50% – Folio
20% – Inquiry
30% – Examination
Stage 1 Legal Studies is a recommended subject but is not a prerequisite for Stage 2 Legal Studies. High literacy levels are recommended for this subject.