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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 | Personal and social capability

Personal and social capability 

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

  • deepening their understanding of legal rights and responsibilities of individuals and groups
  • developing their personal decision-making skills
  • understanding how their decisions might influence others and the legal system
  • developing an awareness of the ways in which law regulates and influences the legal relationships between individuals and groups
  • developing an awareness and understanding of how individuals, special interest, and minority groups are able to influence the legal system including the creation of laws
  • understanding the needs and expectations of all parties to court disputes
  • interacting and collaborating with others in order to effectively participate in and utilise the legal system
  • planning effectively and managing their time
  • developing their understanding of the complexities of justice, freedom, and human rights and empowerment
  • understanding notions of power and empowerment.