NCEA Level 3 Legal Studies

13LGL
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

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
- Prior convictions

Term 4
27846 Evaluate litigation and dispute resolution processes in relation to challenging state power.
- Waitangi Tribunal
- Judicial review
- Office of the Ombudsman.
GUEST SPEAKER

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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


Recommended Prior Learning

Overall Level 2 NCEA achieved


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27837 v2 Evaluate a concept of democracy and government in relation to restraint on state power
3
I
4
U.S. 27840 v2 Evaluate a concept of justice in relation to a specific situation
3
I
4
U.S. 27843 v2 Evaluate a concept of law in relation to a specific situation
3
I
4
U.S. 27846 v2 Evaluate litigation and dispute resolution processes in relation to challenging state power
3
I
4
U.S. 27849 v2 Evaluate a law making process in relation to a significant legal issue
3
I
4
U.S. 27852 v2 Evaluate systems of government and their formation
3
I
4
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.

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