13 Legal Studies (13LAW)

13LAW
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Tamara Yuill Proctor

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry Requirements

10 credits in a Level 2 language-rich subject including one writing-based standard


13 Legal Studies

The theme of this course is ‘Making a Difference’. The course combines the disciplines of law and social studies to examine how the law makes a difference to people’s lives and how they can make a difference to the law.

Course Components

  • Field trips including prison and court visits and an optional trip to Wellington
  • Examine a past law reform campaign
  • Plan and carry out social actions to achieve a policy change
  • Explore aspects of criminal law including sentencing
  • Examine aspects of imprisonment in New Zealand

You cannot take 13 Legal Studies an 13 Philosophy


Learning Areas:

Social Science