12LST

12 Legal Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Martin

The Legal Studies course is designed to enable students to:

  • Understand the role of law in society
  • Understand the basic principles and processes of the NZ Legal System
  • Understand how laws are made and amended in New Zealand
  • Identify how law impacts on the lives of individuals and groups
  • Develop an active understanding of consumer rights and responsibilities

The course content includes:
The Role of Law in Society, Law Making, Crime, Rights and Responsibilities, Contracts, Youth Justice, Consumer Law and Disputes Resolution.

Future Areas of interest and study: This course provides students with an introduction to the New Zealand legal system which can be continued on with at tertiary level.


Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 8545 v5
NZQA Info
Describe factors contributing to, and consequences of, crime
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 8555 v5
NZQA Info
Describe the objectives and application of consumer law
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27839 v2
NZQA Info
Explain concepts of justice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27842 v2
NZQA Info
Explain concepts of law
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27848 v2
NZQA Info
Explain a law making process
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.

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