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    Re: Should I do Legal Studies? Questions & Answers

    What you study in legal studies gives you a slight advantage but only for the first few weeks in the introductory law subject, after that you're at the same level as everyone else.

    Law at uni is very different, you go a lot faster and learn everything in much more detail. Legal studies is the very basics and its very simplified.
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    I wouldnt do it, especially if u have a crappy teacher like me who dictates ourt notes off the top of her head and insists she "knows it"coz she worked as a lawyer in the time of the dinosaurs. i been teachin myself from the sylabus n the section i tought mysief was the only section i passed in the prelim exam. I would STRONGLY RECCOMEND that anyone wanting to do it asks around n makes sure they'l get a good teacher, coz if you dont failure is imminent Apart from that its good if you can do stuff like remember specific dates and rote learn sections of the constitution...its not one of those subjects you can make up like a humanities subject. U have to know what your talking about

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    Re: Should I do Legal Studies? Questions & Answers

    I did legal studies for my hsc.. and i agree.. it is one of the most rewarding subjects, its worth it at the end of the day..!

    Well in year 11, my assessments involved:

    1) court visit- then an in class essay..!
    2) half yearly
    3) women essay
    4)yearly!

    In yr 12.. i did..

    1) Crime speech- 5 minutes
    2) Half yearly
    3) A nine month media file on all the topics covered- Human Rights/Law and Society, Crime, Family and Workplace
    4) Family Essay
    5) Yearly
    6) Trial HSC..

    If you are a yr 10 student or even yr 11 student thinking whether or not legal is good or not.. i say go 4 it, its really one of the best courses available for you to do in the hsc..!

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    Re: Should I do Legal Studies? Questions & Answers

    wow thats really informative! good work!
    we did our speech on a crime in term 4, in which i came 2nd so i was very happy
    i know we have that essay coming up :S

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    Re: Should I do Legal Studies? Questions & Answers

    Quote Originally Posted by Jago View Post
    1500 words? wow, you guys had it easier than we did...

    i just handed in a 2300 word essay on safety in the workplace with "extensive" evidence. i.e. no plagurising from the textbook.

    Oh, don't forget to tell people how utterly boring the Women topic is in year 11 but it's okay, the crime topic in year 12 almosts makes up for the entire of year 11 crappiness.
    We studied both women and Aboriginals. We have so far studied Aboriginals every year since like year 5. Getting boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XPac2 View Post
    We have so far studied Aboriginals every year since like year 5. Getting boring.
    Finally getting boring?

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    Haha anyone else? I'm thinking about dropping it.
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    Re: Should I do Legal Studies? Questions & Answers

    i wish i hadent chosen legal studies

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    Re: Should I do Legal Studies? Questions & Answers

    Quote Originally Posted by qantas_man View Post
    i wish i hadent chosen legal studies
    Aww why?

    It was one of my favourite subjects in my HSC years



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    Re: Should I do Legal Studies? Questions & Answers

    Thanks tonnes for the information on Legal Studies! I'm in year 10 and about the pick my subjects. I've got 1 more 2 unit to pick and pretty much narrowed it down to three subjects - Legal Studies being one of them. Definately still considering it

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    Re: Should I do Legal Studies? Questions & Answers

    Don't pick it!

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    Re: Should I do Legal Studies? Questions & Answers

    Thanks so much for this thread. It's useful, also yeah we had the exact same year 11 assignments. Except for the court case one, we actually went to the court and observed part of the case.
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