Legal Studies


Year 10 Legal Studies is designed to provide an introductory course in civics and the law.

Course details

  • Further study The course will provide students with oral and written skills which will provide a solid grounding for Humanities subjects in Stage 1 and 2

About the subject

The course is very much hands on, with students participating in mock trials, parliaments and debates. Students will take part in excursions to the law courts and parliament house, as well as listening to guest speakers from the police, Legal Aid and other organisations that are stakeholders in the legal system. Students will explore ‘celebrity’ cases, as well as studying key moments in Australian legal history. Students will also discuss and analyse the way the law is portrayed in TV shows such as CSI and Law and Order.


  • Folio
  • Issues Study Text Production
  • Presentation

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