Level 1 Legal Studies

LG1000
Course Description

What is Legal Studies?

Legal Studies covers a broad range of topics and aims to provide an understanding of the role of law in society and the basic processes and principles of the New Zealand legal system. Legal Studies explores and evaluates the ability of the legal system to provide just outcomes for all individuals and groups, giving students a better understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities. Students will develop an appreciation of how the legal system impacts on their lives and how they can influence and change it. This subject can lead to a range of possible careers including the legal profession, business, government service or agencies.

What this course involves

In this Legal Studies course, students explore law as an integral aspect of society and find out how laws are made and applied in everyday life. Students consider why laws are developed and the characteristics of an effective law. Students are able to demonstrate an understanding of the New Zealand court system, the law making process, and how New Zealanders vote for an MMP government. Other major areas of law covered include concepts of democracy and government such as rule of law, separation of powers and civil liberties, and different concepts of justice, such as coercive power and impartiality.

Delivery Mode

This is an online course available through our Online Teaching and Learning Environment (OTLE), so access to a computer and broadband internet is essential. Read more on our website at www.tekura.school.nz


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

None specified


Recommended Prior Learning Open Entry but students are expected to have a good level of Literacy
Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27850 v2 Demonstrate understanding of New Zealand's system of government and its formation and operation
1
I
4
U.S. 27847 v2 Demonstrate understanding of law making processes
1
I
4
U.S. 27844 v2 Demonstrate understanding of litigation and dispute resolution processes in New Zealand
1
I
4
U.S. 27841 v2 Demonstrate understanding of concepts of law
1
I
4
U.S. 27838 v2 Demonstrate understanding of foundational concepts of justice
1
I
4
U.S. 27835 v2 Demonstrate understanding of concepts of democracy and government
1
I
4
U.S. 8548 v6 Demonstrate knowledge of accessing legal assistance
2
I
3
U.S. 1978 v9 Describe basic employment rights and responsibilities, and sources of information and/or assistance
1
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 30 credits.