This course requires 2 options.

12 Legal Studies (12LAW)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Tamara Yuill Proctor

12 Legal Studies

The theme is ‘Law from Living Room to Courtroom’. The course is designed to introduce students to the New Zealand legal system and to explore some of the aspects of the law that will affect you throughout your life.

Potential Components

  • The causes and consequences of crime and different ways of dealing with it
  • How the court system works
  • Concepts of justice
  • How laws are made and how they change over time
  • Law relating to relationships, good and bad
  • Prison and court visits
  • Opportunities to learn about a wide range of jobs in the law

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry Requirements

10 credits in a Level 1 language-rich subject including one writing-based standard

Assessment Information

Possible Credits
External - 4 credits
Internal - 15 credits