NCEA Level 3 Legal Studies

13LST
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms H. Hingston

Why study legal studies?

Students of legal studies explore law as an integral aspect of society, investigate how laws are applied in everyday life and consider how laws relate to and are affected by the changing needs and values of society. In doing so, students gain an informed respect for the law that enables them to operate as confident and responsible citizens in a diverse society. The legal market today is thriving and there are a number of satisfying and stimulating career opportunities that sit outside a formal law degree. New regulations, economic growth, advances in technology and rising caseloads have fuelled the demand for a growing range of talented legal professionals. 

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. 


Recommended Prior Learning

At least 10 credits at Level 2 Legal Studies, English or History as this is a rich literacy course and students will need a reasonable command of English.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27837 v2 Evaluate a concept of democracy and government in relation to restraint on state power
3
I
4
U.S. 27840 v2 Evaluate a concept of justice in relation to a specific situation
3
I
4
U.S. 27843 v2 Evaluate a concept of law in relation to a specific situation
3
I
4
U.S. 27846 v2 Evaluate litigation and dispute resolution processes in relation to challenging state power
3
I
4
U.S. 27849 v2 Evaluate a law making process in relation to a significant legal issue
3
I
4
U.S. 27852 v2 Evaluate systems of government and their formation
3
I
4
Total Credits

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