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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 | Learning requirements

Learning requirements

The learning requirements summarise the knowledge, skills, and understanding in Legal Studies.

In this subject, students are expected to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of legal principles and processes
  2. demonstrate an understanding of ways that legal systems balance competing interests or tensions
  3. demonstrate civic literacy through inquiry
  4. critically analyse and apply legal principles, processes, and concepts to case studies, the law, and/or issues
  5. develop conceptual understanding and application to various contexts
  6. communicate and evaluate legal arguments and make informed recommendations.