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Legal Studies Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0
For teaching in Australian and SACE International schools from January 2023 to December 2023.
For teaching in SACE International schools only from May/June 2023 to March 2024 and from May/June 2024 to March 2025. Accredited in June 2020 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021.
Accredited in June 2020 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021. 

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Intercultural understanding

Intercultural understanding

In this subject, students extend and apply their intercultural understanding capability by, for example:

  • considering the different beliefs and values of a range of groups across languages, cultures, and nations
  • developing an understanding that successful legal systems reflect these beliefs and values, and reflecting on the extent to which the Australian legal system achieves this imperative
  • understanding that culture frames perspectives on justice, rights and responsibilities, and ethics
  • considering historical and contemporary impacts on the Australian legal system by other legal systems
  • acknowledging and applying understanding of cultures, narratives, and accomplishments as told by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Indigenous peoples
  • showing an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lore
  • understanding that the tension between the concepts and just resolutions may be different for people of diverse perspectives and languages.