Law is a fundamental aspect of our society. Some of the many functions of law include settling disputes, regulation of private agreements, and conduct within our community. Legal Studies presents students with basic and practical information about law. The primary goal of Legal Studies is for students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to respond appropriately to law in their lives. Secondary and tertiary goals include creating as awareness of law related occupations and developing the confidence to participate in changing laws.
Legal Studies 10 is made up of 3 separate courses worth 1 credit each. Students will spend about 1/3 of the semester in each course; LGS3040 Negligence, LGS3080 Criminal, and LGS3060 Controversy & Change.
Legal Studies 20 and 30 are taught through the Edmonton Catholic School Division's Revelation Online program, with support offered in class. Students will be expected to complete 3 courses worth 1 credit each, with the opportunity for additional credits. Offered courses include: LGS1010 Private Law, LGS1020 Public Law, LGS2010 Family Law, LGS2020 Employment Law, LGS2030 Environmental Law, and LGS3010 Property Law.
Gibson, D.L., Grant, D., Jarman, F. E., & Murphy, T.G. (2003). All about law: Exploring the Canadian legal system. Toronto: Nelson.