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Legal Studies 1&2

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Tegan Mackie Legal 12
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Legal Studies examines the institutions and principles that are essential to Australia’s legal system. Students develop an understanding of the rule of law, law-makers, key legal institutions, rights protection in Australia and the justice system. Students consider and evaluate recent and recommended reforms to the criminal and civil justice systems, and engage in an analysis of the extent to which our legal institutions are effective and our justice system achieves the principles of justice. All studies provide a foundation for further study and entry into the workplace. You should choose your studies according to what you enjoy, what you are interested in and your career aspirations. All studies are continually revised and updated to maintain a high degree of relevance and usefulness.

Unit focus areas

Legal Studies Unit 1 - Guilt and liability

Legal Studies Unit 2 - Sanctions, remedies and rights


There are no pre-requisites for Legal Studies Units 1 - 4.

Students are advised to complete Legal Studies Units 1 and 2 prior to attempting Legal Studies Units 3 and 4.


For Units 1 and 2, students complete a range of outcomes and classwork throughout each semester. There will also be an examination at the end of the academic year.

Enrolments and assessments

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