Looking for some HSC Legal Studies Elective Practice Questions

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We’ve got three practice questions from each elective to ensure you get enough writing practice!

Each question is worth 25 marks, as you’ll be writing an extended response.

If you need some help on how to write a Band 6 extended response for HSC Legal Studies, you can check out this helpful article here!

So, what are you waiting for? Dive in!

Option 1: Consumers
Option 2: Global Environmental Protection
Option 3: Family
Option 4: Indigenous Peoples
Option 5: Shelter
Option 6: Workplace
Option 7: World Order

Option 1: Consumers

Question 1

Evaluate the effectiveness of non-government organisations as measures for achieving justice for consumers. (25 marks)

Question 2

Has law reform been effective at responding to changing values in consumer law?

Question 3

Assess the role of industry organisations as a remedy available to consumers.

Option 2: Global Environmental Protection

Question 1

Discuss the role of the United Nations in relation to environmental protection.

Question 2

To what extent has Australia’ federal structure been effective at responding to global environmental protection?

Question 3

Evaluate the effectiveness of legal and non-legal measures in protecting the global environment.

Option 3: Family

Question 1

How effective have non-government organisations been at delivering justice to families?

Question 2

Has law reform been adequate at responding to the changing nature of parental responsibility?

Question 3

Assess the role of courts and dispute resolution at achieving justice for parties involved in relationship breakdowns.

Option 4: Indigenous Peoples

Question 1

Assess the role of Australia’s federal structure in responding to the needs of indigenous peoples.

Question 2

Evaluate the effectiveness of the United Nations and international instruments in achieving justice for indigenous peoples.

Question 3

Has the law been sufficient at recognising the land rights of indigenous peoples?

Option 5: Shelter

Question 1

Has law reform been effective at responding to contemporary issues which affect those seeking shelter?

Question 2

Compare the effectiveness of legal and non-legal measures in protecting the rights of those seeking shelter?

Question 3

How effective are dispute resolution mechanisms in protecting those securing and providing shelter?

Option 6: Workplace

Question 1

Assess whether law reform responded effectively to contemporary law reform issues.

Question 2

To what extent have dispute resolution mechanisms been effective at balancing the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in the workplace.

Question 3

Evaluate the effectiveness of courts and tribunals at achieving justice in the workplace.

Option 7: World Order

Question 1

Compare the effectiveness of legal and non-legal measures in achieving world order.

Question 2

Assess the impact of state sovereignty on achieving world order.

Question 3

Evaluate the effectiveness of courts and tribunals as means of resolving conflict and working towards world order.

And that wraps up our HSC Legal Studies Electives practice questions! Good luck!

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Sophia Zou completed the HSC all the way back in 2013, however considers it her mission here to help students make the most of their final years at high school. Her interests include political science, Simon and Garfunkel, and pretending to be a tea aficionado. Alongside tutoring at Art of Smart Education, she spends her time playing the piano and studying Government & IR and Languages at the University of Sydney.