12 Legal Studies

12LST
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

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

Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 8545 v5 Describe factors contributing to, and consequences of, crime
2
I
3
U.S. 8555 v5 Describe the objectives and application of consumer law
2
I
3
U.S. 27839 v2 Explain concepts of justice
2
I
4
U.S. 27842 v2 Explain concepts of law
2
I
4
U.S. 27848 v2 Explain a law making process
2
I
4
Total Credits

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

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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.