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Blakehurst High School

Blakehurst High School

Nihil Sine Labore - Integrity Rigour Empathy

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Legal studies develops an understanding of legal concepts and the way the law functions in our society. Our society is regulated by a complex set of rules and regulations which both guide and protect individual and community rights. Being well informed about legal issues, including the rights and responsibilities integral to our society, is part of being an active and informed citizen.

Legal studies is studied over two years.

legal studies

In the preliminary course (120 hours), students will study:

  • core part 1: the legal system, for example, Basic Legal Concepts, Law Reform
  • core part 2: the individual and law, for example, Resolving Disputes
  • core part 3: law in practice, for example, Contemporary Issues - Women, Bali Bombings.

In the HSC course (120 hours), students will study:

  • core part 1: crime
  • core part 2: human rights
  • core part 3: options, for example, Family, Shelter (choice of two).