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NCEA Level 2 Legal Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms H. Hingston

 This course is recommended for students who are considering a pathway in any of the varied and dynamic legal careers available in today's job market and for those students who are interested in following a career in politics or public policy. In Level 2 Legal Studies topics include contract law, litigation, the Treaty of Waitangi, the court system and the role of the legislature, executive and judiciary in law making in New Zealand. Students do not need to have completed the NCEA Level 1 Legal Studies course to enrol in NCEA Level 2 Legal Studies. 

Here is an overview of some rewarding legal career opportunities: Workplace Relations Advisor, Legal Nurse Consultant, E-Discovery Consultant, Public Order and Safety (Police), the Defence Force, Jury Consultant, Trial Consultant, Legal Executive, Personal Assistant, Office Administration Specialist and Legal Assistant in banks, government departments and other large organisations. 


Pathway

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have Level 1 Literacy (10 credits) or 10 Level 1 Legal Studies credits or at the discretion of the HOD.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27836 v2
NZQA Info
Explain concepts of democracy and government in a New Zealand context
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27839 v2
NZQA Info
Explain concepts of justice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27842 v2
NZQA Info
Explain concepts of law
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27845 v2
NZQA Info
Explain litigation and dispute resolution processes
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27848 v2
NZQA Info
Explain a law making process
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27851 v2
NZQA Info
Explain systems for the formation of central government, and their consequences in a New Zealand context
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0