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					VCE LEGAL STUDIES
UNITS 3 & 4
Important information
 Ms Pham
 Office: A4 (Art Block)
 Hours: Monday-Wednesday (half day)
 Email: pham.thao.t@edumail.vic.gov.au
 Our class wikispace:
 vcelegalstudies.wikispaces.com
Expectations
 Organisation
 Respect
 Honesty
 Participation
Legal Studies Study Design
 Read it carefully
 Outlines the key skills and knowledge you
  will be expected to demonstrate in your
  SACs and end-of-year EXAM

 Green Booklet – summary of the key
  skills and knowledge from the Study
  Design
Student Checklist
 Refer to the checklist of skills and
  knowledge for each Area of Study
 Use it to structure your notes and revise
  prior to an assessment (SAC)
 Set your learning objectives and strategies
Chapter 1 Review
LAW AND SOCIETY: AN
INTRODUCTION
Key Terms
Add the key terms to your GLOSSARY at the
back of your exercise book:
 ◦   Civil law
 ◦   Contract
 ◦   Criminal law
 ◦   Judge-made law
 ◦   Legal rules
 ◦   Non-legal rules
 ◦   Norms
 ◦   Statute law
 ◦   Tort
Legal rules vs Non-legal rules
 Legal rules = LAWS
 Non-legal rules = norms, all other rules
  (school, club, association, household)
 You need to be able to explain the
  difference between the two (by referring
  to their different features) and give
  examples
Different types of laws
 We can classify laws in many different
  ways
 Statute law (a.k.a. legislation, Acts of
  Parliament, acts) are laws made by
  Parliament. Subordinate authorities may
  also make laws (regulations, local laws, by
  -laws, orders-in-council).
            VS
 Common law (a.k.a. judge-made law, case
  law)
Different types of laws, cont.
 Civil law
     VS
 Criminal law

				
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