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Legal Studies Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in June 2020 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2021. 

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Personal and social capability

Personal and social capability 

In this subject, students extend and apply their personal and social capability by, for example:

  • being an informed participant in legal discussions and arguments
  • developing an understanding of the relationship between personal, group, and societal rights and responsibilities
  • developing their personal decision-making skills
  • understanding how their decisions might influence the legal system
  • developing an awareness of the ways in which law regulates the legal relationships between individuals and groups
  • developing an awareness of how individuals and groups are able to influence the political and legal system including the creation of laws
  • developing thinking and communication skills to deconstruct complex concepts and present a substantiated argument
  • interacting and collaborating with others for a shared purpose
  • building skills to work cohesively in a group and build on the ideas of others and/or creatively problem solve
  • enacting the roles and responsibilities associated with the collaborative process
  • planning effectively and managing their time
  • understanding the complexity of justice, freedom, rights, and responsibilities.