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VCE Legal Studies Units 1 & 2: Home


VCE Legal Studies investigates the ways in which the law and the legal system relate to and serve individuals and the community.

Legal Studies examines the processes of law-making, dispute resolution and the administration of justice in Australia. Students develop an understanding of the impact of the legal system on the lives of citizens, and the implications of legal decisions and outcomes on Australian society. The study provides students with an appreciation of how individuals can be involved in decision-making within the legal system, encouraging civic engagement and helping them to become more informed and active citizens.

From Legal Studies Victorian Certificate of Education Study Design 2010 <>

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How laws are made - courts

How laws are made - Victorian Parliament

What is law?

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Rules and laws, why do we have them? How are they made?

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How laws are made - Parliament

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