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Level 2 Legal Studies

Level 2

Course Code: 2ZLAW
Who can I talk to: Mr Hughes

Legal studies explores the role of law in society and New Zealand’s laws and legal system. To be informed citizens, young people need an understanding of the concepts, principles, and processes that provide the foundations for our legal system and of the issues that confront it. Legal studies offers students the opportunity to gain such understanding in a New Zealand and a global context. Students are encouraged to learn in a collaborative environment and to reflect on -and be considerate of- opinions of others that may well differ due to cultural, moral, ethical, environmental, political and social backgrounds.

Course Information

What Knowledge Will I Develop?

The course aims to empower students with a wide knowledge base that assists them to be informed lifelong learners and contributors to society when dealing with a wide range of legal applications. We cover systems of government, reasons behind crimes and our delivery of justice, consumer law, rights and responsibilities of students.

How Will The Course Contribute To My Qualification?

Code Title Credits Internal External Core Optional L1 Literacy L1 Numeracy UE Reading UE Writing Date
8555 Describe the objectives and application of consumer law 3 y y 06-10-2021
US27842 Explain concepts of law 4 y y y 20-08-2021
US10337 Describe the legal rights and personal responsibilities of secondary school students 3 y y 10-06-2021
US27839 Explain concepts of justice 4 y y 14-04-2021
US27851 Explain systems for the formation of central government, and their consequences in a New Zealand context 4 y y 15-03-2021
US8545 Describe factors contributing to, and consequences of, crime 3 y y 07-07-2021
Credits: 21
Does this course provide a pathway to University Entrance? No

Entry Requirements

All students welcome.

Course Related Costs

No course costs for students.

Companion Subjects

Any literacy based subjects

Subject Combination Notes

Not applicable