Using HSC Legal Studies past papers are a great, time-effective way to apply your knowledge and reinforce the plethora of content you have learnt through the year in your Legal Studies class.

However, navigating the NESA website for these papers can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

So without further ado, here are an exhaustive list of HSC Legal Studies Past Papers and Marking Guidelines to help get your exam technique down pat – so it becomes a lot less stressful when it comes to crunch time!

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get practicing!

HSC Legal Studies Past Papers

YearHSC Legal Studies Exam PaperMarking Guideline
2019Exam PaperN/A
2018Exam PaperMarking Guidelines
2017Exam PaperMarking Guidelines
2016Exam PaperMarking Guidelines
2015Exam PaperMarking Guidelines

Notes from the Marking Centre
2014Exam PaperMarking Guidelines

Notes from the Marking Centre
2013Exam PaperMarking Guidelines

Notes from the Marking Centre
2012Exam PaperMarking Guidelines

Notes from the Marking Centre

Sample Answers
2011Exam PaperMarking Guidelines

Sample Answers

Notes from the Marking Centre
2010Exam PaperMarking Guidelines

Sample Answers

And that wraps up our master list of HSC Legal Studies past papers – good luck!

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Alexander Cheng completed his HSC in 2015, and figured that rather than letting 12 years of school be slowly forgotten – he’d try to impart a few tips and tricks he learnt along the way to help others survive their own journey through high school. Since joining Art of Smart in 2016, he’s been rediscovering Discovery, contemplating issues of Justice and occasionally recounting how thrilling it was to meet Estelle Lazer herself. When he’s not helping others, he’s either volunteering at his local legal centre, hiking or binging an entire season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.