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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

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Course: Legal Studies

Course No:15220

2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC
Board Developed Course

Course Fee: $15.00

Exclusions: NIL


The Preliminary course develops students’ knowledge and understanding of the nature and functions of law and law-making, the development of Australian and international legal systems, the Australian constitution, and the role of the individual. This is achieved by investigating, analysing and synthesising legal information and investigating legal issues from a variety of perspectives.

The HSC course investigates the key areas of law, justice and human rights through a variety of focus studies which consider how changes in societies influence law reform.



Preliminary Course

Part I – The Legal System                 (40% of course time)

Part II – The Individual and the Law (30% of course time)

Part III – Law in Practice                    (30% of course time)


HSC Course

Part I- Crime                           (30% of course time)

Part II- Human Rights            (20% of course time)

Part III- Options

Students will study TWO focus studies chosen from:

  • Consumers
  • Family
  • Global environment Protection
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Shelter
  • Workplace
  • World order.


Key themes incorporated across HSC topics: Justice, law and society; Culture, values and ethics; Conflict and cooperation; Continuity and change; Legal processes and institutions; Effectiveness of the legal system.