Subject renewal in 2021 (green info box)

2021 is the first year of teaching the renewed Stage 1 and Stage 2 Legal Studies.

Web Content Display

This subject has an electronic examination in Stage 2. See Assessment Type 3: Examination. From 2020, we shortened the exam from 190 minutes to 130 minutes.

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Subject description

Legal Studies

Students explore Australia's legal heritage and the dynamic nature of the Australian legal system within a global context. They learn about the structures of the Australian legal system and how it responds and contributes to social change while acknowledging tradition.

Students gain insight into law-making, the processes of dispute resolution, and the administration of justice. They investigate legal perspectives on contemporary issues in society, and reflect on, and make informed judgments about, the strengths and weaknesses of the Australian legal system.

Scales of justice in the background and a stack of books in the foreground. The top book is open.

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Subject codes

Subject codes

Stage 1
Credits Code
10 1LES10
20 1LES20
Stage 2
Credits Code
20 2LES20