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Senior External School (Year 11-12)

Legal Studies

Rhonda Taylor
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The Legal Studies curriculum examines how law shapes and is shaped by political, economic, and cultural forces.

Legal Studies will:

  • Help me to be informed of my rights and responsibilities;
  • Enable me to formulate a personal view of the world and understand how the law affects my world;
  • Develop my problem solving skills;
  • Provide opportunities for me to comment on the social relevance of laws in local and global communities; and
  • Encourage me to consider the effectiveness, adequacy and appropriateness of legal outcomes.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

Introduction to this subject

2. The Legal System

3. Crime and Society

4. Civil Obligations

1 - Civil Wrongs (Torts) 2 - Agreements

5. You, the Law and Society

1 - Elective 1: Family. 2 - Elective 2: Revisions/Past Papers/ Exam Prep. 3 - Electives 1&2 Research: Essay Writing and Past Papers

6. Law In a Changing Society

7. Legal Studies Subject Handouts 2019

Class handouts to be used for further study.

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