Legal Studies

SACE Stage 2

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Legal Studies

Legal Studies

SACE Stage 2

20 credits


This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about the Australian legal system from the local level to its global connections, its origins and functions. It focuses on the Australian Constitution and examines the key concepts of parliamentary democracy and how the legal system deals with civil and criminal disputes. Students learn how laws are made and enforced and the legal issues affecting Australian citizens. Students are expected to take a critical view of the legal system as well as understanding its strengths.

Course Content
Assessment
Overview
  • The Australian Legal System
  • Constitutional Government
  • Law Making
  • Justice Systems

Pathways

School Assessment

Folio
50%
Inquiry 20%

External Assessment
Examination
30%