11 Legal Studies

SACE Stage 1: 10 Credits / 1 Semester / Global Learnings

SACE Website:  https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/legal-studies/stage-1

Pre-Requisite:  Nil


Legal Studies explores Australia’s legal heritage and the dynamic nature of the Australian legal system within a global context. Legal Studies provides students with a sound understanding of the structures of the Australian legal system and demonstrates how that system responds and contributes to social change while acknowledging tradition. By analysing the Australian legal system, students consider how diverse groups in society, including Indigenous Australians, influence and are influenced by the legal system.

Topics may include

  • law and society
  • justice and society
  • people, structures and processes
  • law-making


Students are assessed against the SACE performance standards for SACE Stage 1 Legal Studies:

  • knowledge and understanding
  • inquiry
  • evaluation
  • communication

The following assessments types enable students to demonstrate their learning:

  • assessment type 1: folio
  • assessment type 2: issues study
  • assessment type 3: presentation

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