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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 | Focus areas

Focus areas

Students complete a study of Focus area 1: Law and communities, and then complete

  • at least two additional focus areas for a 10-credit subject
  • at least four additional focus areas for a 20-credit subject

from the suggested focus areas listed below, or alternative focus areas developed by teachers in negotiation with students.

Some suggested focus areas include:

  • government
  • law-making
  • justice and society
  • young people and the law
  • contemporary issues and the law
  • victims and the law
  • motorists and the law
  • young workers and the law
  • relationships and the law
  • media and the law
  • sport and the law
  • entertainment and the law
  • technology and the law
  • animals and the law
  • women and the law
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the law
  • environment and the law
  • refugees and asylum seekers and the law
  • transnational legal rights
  • crime, law, and punishment
  • minority groups and the law
  • emerging legal issues
  • royal commissions
  • family law.