Social Studies 12 – Law Studies


Course Duration:

You have one calendar year to complete this course from the date of Activation.

Units of Study:

  • Foundations of Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Law
  • Rights, Family and Aboriginal Law


Welcome to Law Studies 12. You will be introduced to the legal rights and responsibilities which all citizens to participate more fully in society. Laws maintain the status quo but they are also a force for change. You will examine how laws have changed over time. Canada’s laws and legal framework affect many aspects of your daily life. The more you understand about these things the easier it is to navigate through daily events. These skills will be helpful for you throughout life.

Recommended prerequisites:



Substantive Assignment = 5%
Assignments = 25%
Quizzes = 20%
Unit Projects = 10%
Unit Tests = 20%
Learning Guides = 20%

For further curriculum details please refer to the BC Ministry of Education:

Student Responsibilities

Students are expected to log onto the course and submit one assignment each week (or have contact with the instructor). Students who do not log onto the course, or keep in contact with their instructor on a weekly basis, will be viewed as having withdrawn from this online course. If you are active and withdraw from an online course, the Ministry of Education regulations will prohibit you from retaking this online course for two reporting periods.