Legal Studies 2 Unit

ATAR Course


Through this course students are able to develop knowledge, understanding and skills about the effectiveness of the legal system in promoting a just and fair society.

This course will assist students to understand their rights as a citizen within the Australian Legal System and provide an introduction to the operation of the International Legal System.  The study of this subject should empower students to think critically on the role of legal institutions and the law in society.

For Whom is the Course Intended?

This course is for any student with an interest in how the legal system operates both in Australia and Internationally.

The course is not intended to lead directly to study in law at university but it does give an insight into legal proceedings and would be useful for students interested in further legal studies at the tertiary level.

The course will enable students to better understand their rights and responsibilities by examining the way law is generated and structured and how it operates.


There are NO pre-requisites for this course.

It is advisable though, that students selecting this course, have sound literacy skills.


There are a variety of assessments throughout Years 11 and 12 with a focus on research of current legal issues and cases.

The HSC Examination is of three hours duration and is divided into three sections which consist of multiple choice questions, short responses and structured responses, and extended responses.


Subject costs are included in the College Resource Fee.

Other Costs: Usually one excursion per year to the courts and a HSC Study Day in Year 12.