NCEA Level 1 Legal Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms H. Hingston

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have a reasonable level of literacy. At the discretion of the HOD.

If you are thinking of following a career path in law or in politics, this is the course for you. Level 1 Legal Studies includes topics such as Parliament and how laws are made, the court system, why we make laws and the impact laws and the legal system have on you as a New Zealand citizen. This course covers the basics and is a good foundation course for 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. 




NCEA Level 2 Legal Studies

Career Pathways

Elected Government Representative, Legal Executive, Personal Assistant, Survey Interviewer, Policy Analyst, Security Analyst