VCE Legal Studies

Oxford VCE Legal Studies

Victoria's most trusted Legal Studies series

Access & Justice | Units 1 & 2
Justice & Outcomes | Units 3 & 4

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Oxford VCE Legal Studies

Confidently plan for the significant updates to structure and content that are set to accompany the introduction of the 2018–2022 Study Design.

Victoria’s most trusted Legal Studies series has been updated for the 2018–2022 VCE Legal Studies Study Design, offering complete support for VCE teachers and their students in 2018 and beyond.

Authors Lisa Filippin, Margaret Beazer, Peter Farrar, Josie Gray and Annie Wilson bring their years of classroom experience to the new editions and provide unparalleled depth and coverage in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand and easy-to-master format.

Key enhancements

  • All content has been explicitly aligned to the 2018–2022 VCE Legal Studies Study Design
  • Content has been developed by expert teachers to be accurate, in-depth and appropriately levelled
  • Features a new, simplified structure, with content organised into manageable 2-, 4- or 6-page topics
  • Clear, simple and unambiguous language is supported by visuals on every spread
  • Margin glossary definitions appear on every page, supporting students at the point of learning
  • obook assess provides comprehensive student and teacher digital support, including answers to every question, assessment support, exam preparation videos, worksheets and more

A pathway to success for every student

  • New: The Legal Toolkit at the front of each Student book provides clear course information, tips for success, advice on mastering legal citation and a motivational exploration of careers in law
  • New: A short introductory chapter at the beginning of each major unit covers essential prior-knowledge to launch students successfully into the main course content
  • New: ‘Check your learning’ questions at the end of every topic are levelled according to Bloom’s taxonomy to allow for differentiation. Answers to every question in the Student book are provided on Teacher obook assess
  • New: ‘Going further’ content provides additional background information and opportunities for for students who want to gain a richer understanding of the subject matter

Titles in this series


Sample chapters


Chapter 1: Legal toolkit
Chapter 2: Introduction to Unit 1
Chapter 3: Legal foundations  View
Chapter 4: The presumption of innocence
Chapter 5: Indictable offences
Chapter 6: Summary offences
Chapter 7: Civil liability
Chapter 8: Tort law

Chapter 9: Other areas of civil law
Chapter 10: Introduction to Unit 2
Chapter 11: Sanctions
Chapter 12: Recent criminal cases
Chapter 13: Remedies
Chapter 14: Recent civil cases
Chapter 15: Rights



Chapter 1: Legal toolkit
Chapter 2: Introduction to Unit 3  View
Chapter 3: Introduction to the Victorian criminal justice system  View
Chapter 4: Determining a criminal case
Chapter 5: Reforming the criminal justice system
Chapter 6: Introduction to the Victorian civil justice system
Chapter 7: Resolving a civil dispute

Chapter 8: Reforming the civil justice system
Chapter 9: Introduction to Unit 4
Chapter 10: The people and the Constitution
Chapter 11: Changing and protecting the Constitution
Chapter 12: The parliament
Chapter 13: The courts
Chapter 14: Law reform