NCEA Level 2 Legal Studies 201
Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Struthers.
Legal Studies 201
Legal Studies is a course designed for students to gain an understanding of the Law in NZ as it relates to them. Legal Studies is a blend of concepts of law, history, politics, senior social studies and sociology. It is a social sciences course designed to make students more aware of the world around them from a legal perspective. Topics include: Crime and Justice, Legal Processes, criminal litigation, court and dispute resolution processes, social action and the United Nations and Human Rights. Students will participate in a range of practical activities including mock trials and debates.
How the law works: What is crime? What is justice?
There are Legal Studies unit standards that are assessed in Term 1 covering these ideas. They will help to provide a framework for the rest of the year's course.
In Term 2, students will be looking at several types of Dispute Resolution in a variety of contexts. Students will learn a variety of dispute resolution methods and will practice these through the use of cases and scenarios. They will also undertake a social inquiry linked with Human Rights. This will lead to an understanding of what Human Rights are and how countries work to ensure people are treated fairly.
This term is about Social action - how people and groups try to change their society or their country's laws. Students will be involved in a personal social action project related to rights and responsibilities.
This term is used to finish the Term 3 course and tidy up any incomplete work. Students have to opportunity to choose to complete an exam at the end of the year for the opportunity of course endorsement. Or an additional unit standard.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
There may be optional field trips organised by the teacher.
You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.