10 Legal Studies

What is this subject about?

Legal studies explores both criminal and civil law. You will follow the whole process from creation of laws, to the courtroom, verdicts and punishments. Legal studies also explores the role of the police and the jury system, Australia’s democratic system of government and how voting works.

As you study Legal you will be looking at current case studies from the media and have the chance to attend a courtroom in Geelong to see what you are learning in action.

What are we going to be studying?

Law & Democracy
Crime & Punishment
The Police
The Jury

Where does this subject go?

This subject directly leads into VCE Legal Studies but will also be useful for business management, economics and history.

This subject is advantageous if you’re looking at these careers:

* Lawyer
* Court Officer
* Judge
* Court reporter (journalist)
* Parliamentarian
* Police officer
* Public servant