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Curriculum 2021

Legal Studies


Subject Name Legal Studies
Year Level 12
Subject Length Full Year
Subject Type Optional
Prerequisite Subjects Successful completion of Year 11 Legal Studies is recommended
Staff Contact Donna Foster


As the Australian legal system is constantly evolving, Legal Studies explores the way the political and legal systems operate through our Courts and Parliament. This enables students to become more informed citizens about our legal system and make judgements about the effectiveness of our system.

Topics may include:

  • The Australian Legal System
  • Constitutional Government 
  • Law Making
  • Justice Systems


Folio  50%

  • Complete six assessment tasks to a total word count of 5000 words
  • Two tasks must be under direct supervision

Inquiry 20% 

  • One inquiry on a legal issue that occurred over the past 12 months - 1500 words if written or 10 minutes oral/multimodal form

Examination  30%

  • Examination -130 minutes (online)

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