Legal Studies

LevelStage 2
Learning AreaHASS
SemesterFull Year
Pre-requisitenone required
Additional Costsnone required
SACE Credits20

Who is this course for?

Students who want an understanding of the Australian legal system, how laws are made and the administration of justice. Legal Studies provides a useful background for study in business-related fields such as law, commerce and finance and those seeking employment in a legal or business environment.

No background knowledge is assumed. Students should have good abilities in reading, writing and research skills.

What will I learn?

You will:

  • gain an understanding of the principles, structures and processes in the Australian legal system, constitutional government, how laws are made
  • define, research, analyse and evaluate legal principles and issues to make decisions about your participation in the legal system
  • Focus Area 1: Sources of Law
  • Focus Area 2: Dispute Resolution
  • Focus Area 3: The Constitution

How will I be assessed?

You will demonstrate your learning through the following assessment types:

School Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio (40%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Inquiry (30%)

External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Examination (30%).


none required

Last updated: 26 July 2021