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Legal Studies


Board Developed Course (ATAR)

The focus of this course is the legal system and its effectiveness in promoting a just and fair society. Students learn about legal concepts, the legal system, how law is made and reformed, how it responds to contemporary issues, and how it guides and protects individual and community rights.

Through the legal studies course students can develop:

  • confidence in approaching and accessing the legal system,
  • a better appreciation of the relationship between social and legal structures,
  • knowledge of their basic legal rights and responsibilities in a broad selection of contexts, and
  • the skills of critical analysis, independent research, collaboration, and effective communication.


Further information is available on the NESA website.