13LGL

NCEA Level 3 Legal Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Keighley

The course aims to give students an in-depth knowledge, understanding and appreciation of New Zealand's Legal System so they can participate and contribute to society as informed and responsible citizens.

This course is valuable for students who wish to study Law or Criminal Justice  at the tertiary level or have a career which is linked to the Legal System. E.g the Police or Ministry of Justice. 

Students do not need to have studied Level 2 Legal Studies (although it is an advantage) in order to study Level 3 Legal Studies. During the year the students will visit the courts and the men's prison, participate in a mock court as well as hearing  visiting speakers involved within our justice system. 

The Unit Standards offered are assessed offering Achieved, Merit and Excellence grades which can be counted towards an endorsed Level 3 NCEA qualification.


Course Overview

Term 1
27852 Evaluate systems of Government and their formation.
We focus on
- Federal Government - USA
-Constitutional Monarchy- NZ ,
-Islamic republic - Iran
GUEST SPEAKER
27849 Evaluate a specific significant Legal issue
-TPPA

Term 2
27849 continued
- Legislation passed under urgency
- Waitangi Tribunal settlements
GUEST SPEAKER
27843 Evaluate a concept of Law in relation to a specific situation
- Mens Rea defence of provocation
- Privacy Law.

Term 3
27837 Evaluate a concept of democracy and government in relation to restraint on state power
- Copyright,
- Asylum seekers
- State owned assets sales
COURT VISIT
27840 Evaluate a concept of Justice in relation to a specific situation.
Name Suppression.

Term 4
27840 Evaluate a concept of Justice in relation to a specific situation.
-Name Suppression
- Prior convictions
GUEST SPEAKER

Recommended Prior Learning

Overall Level 2 NCEA achieved. There is no prerequisite for this subject. You do not have had to take Level 2 Legal studies to do it in Level 3. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There will be a small cost for the bus to the courts

Assessment Information

The assessments are open book. There are no external exams.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27837 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate a concept of democracy and government in relation to restraint on state power
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27840 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate a concept of justice in relation to a specific situation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27843 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate a concept of law in relation to a specific situation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27849 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate a law making process in relation to a significant legal issue
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27852 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate systems of government and their formation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

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