Senior Legal Studies gives students their first taste into studying the law as a subject here at PCS. They develop an understanding of the legal concepts, personnel involved and the effectiveness of our legal system. Students study a range of cases and important moments in the Australian legal system including; outlaw motorcycle gangs, the Port Aurthur Massacre, Bali Nine and David Hicks just to name a few.
It was great to get out and see legal studies in action when we spent the day at the local courthouse. To start the day we spent some time with the local Magistrate who ran through what to expect during the court proceedings and answered any questions our students had. He was very encouraging and knowledgable having spent many years in the police force, as a lawyer and now as a Magistrate. Students got to sit in the jury box and observe actual cases and talked with lawyers during their break times. It was such a great opportunity and has helped students consolidate their knowledge in preparation for exams next week.
We are looking forward to going back again later in the year as well as running our own mock trial here at school.