NCEA Level 2 Legal Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms H. Hingston

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.

 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. 




NCEA Level 3 Legal Studies

Career Pathways

Police Officer, Elected Government Representative, Legal Executive