Legal Studies

Legal Studies (A/T/M)

Students will explore the law, its institutions and processes, in a social, economic and political context. They will seek to develop their knowledge of how legal processes impact the lives of citizens and to evaluate the effectiveness of laws and consider opportunities for reform.

Students choosing Legal Studies will be provided with opportunities to explore legal principles such as justice, fairness and equality. Learners will examine both criminal and civil law and become familiar with the nature of human rights. Students will have the opportunity to select current legal issues to study. They are encouraged to become active and informed citizens and there are many opportunities for further involvement such as participation in Mock Trial Competitions, visits to the ACT Courts, Debating and the Constitutional Convention.