NCEA Level 3 Legal Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms H. Hingston

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.

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. 



Career Pathways

Police Officer, Elected Government Representative, Legal Executive