Legal Studies is amongst the more popular VCE exams, with several thousand students. A good knowledge of theory and of past papers should see you do well!
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VCE Legal Studies topics include
ADR's and Judicial Determination
Adversary System of Trial
Changes to the Legal System
Civil Pre-Trial Procedures and Remedies
Commonwealth's Protection of Rights
Court's Ability to Make Law
Criminal Pre-Trial Procedures and Sanctions
Division of Law-Making Powers
Doctrine of Precedent
Influencing Legislative Change
Inquisitorial System of Trial
Jurisdiction of Courts
Parliament as a Law-Maker
Principles and Structure of the Parliamentary System
Process and Evaluation of a Bill Through Parliament
Reasons for a Court Hierarchy
Reasons for Changes in Law and the VLRC
Relationship Between Courts and Parliament in Law Making
The Commonwealth Constitution
The VCE Legal Studies Exam has just one section, with 13 questions. Studenst answer these questions on the exam paper itself. One of the key tips for success in VCE Legal Studies is to make use of the available practice exam and past papers. Using the helpful resources on Studyclix for VCE Legal Studies can also help students to to do well in exams. Some of the VCE Legal Studies resources including videos, notes and practice material. Using these tools and resources can help replace VCE Legal Studies tuition and improve your grade for the VCE Legal Studies final exam.
According to the VCAA, VCE Legal Studies Students “develop an understanding of the complexity of the law and the legal system and the challenges faced by our law-makers and dispute resolution bodies. They investigate the workings of the Australian legal system and undertake comparisons with international structures and procedures. Students are encouraged to question these systems and develop informed judgments about their effectiveness, as well as consider reforms to the law and the legal system.”