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.

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences

Assessment Policy & Procedures

13 Business Enterprise & Legal Studies, 13 Business Studies, 13 Economics