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Law and Society Exam Revision: Year 9 Commerce.

Rules:
1. Do not talk
when someone
else is talking.
2. Hands up if you
have something
to say or to get
out of your seat.
3. Hands, Feet +
Objects to
yourself.
4. R.E.S.P.E.C.T
each other. How?
Rules 1,2,3.
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Activity One: Dice-Game:


Instructions:
In pairs, answer a series of questions. Each section, you have four minutes
to answer all the questions. We will then discuss the answers. At the end
of discussing the answers, for each answer you girls get correct, roll the
dice and tally up your points based on the number you rolled on the dice
(e.g: you rolled six, you get six points). Good Luck, Girls.
Countdown Timer: http://www.online-stopwatch.com/bombcountdown/
Class Website: http://stgeorgegirls.weebly.com/
Rules:
1. Timer is set at four minutes.
2. The first six pairs to beat the time, you get to roll the dice to get
points.
3. Each correct answer equals ten points.
4. Have fun
Word Bank for Missing Words questions in each section:
Use the following word bank for the next four sections.
plaintif
High
governme
nt
summary
state

assent

defendant

civil

common

country

defence
;
statute

dictatorshi
p
jury

Representati
ves
statute

District
division
guilty

family

police

Cabinet

less

legislature

judges

Prime
Minister

Supreme

GovernorGeneral

indictabl
e
magistra
te
Senate

Section One:
1) What is ADR? What role do they have to address the inequalities
that exist in the legal system?
2) Explain two reasons we need law.
3) How do you get summoned for jury duty?
4) Identify three things about the local court and high court.
5) There are two main types of law in Australia: criminal and _______
law. In addition, there is an important part of the law called
constitutional law. The constitution is a special document that
outlines how the _______ is to be run. The Australian Constitution
divides power between the Commonwealth and _______
governments.
Total Points Scored (Section One):

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Section Two:
1) In Australia laws are made by one of two methods: statute law and
common law. Common law is made by the decisions of _______.
Where the common and statute laws conflict with each other,
_______ law has precedence. Before the Federal Parliament passes a
law, it must first be passed by the House of _______ and then by the
_______. If it successfully passes both of these houses then it goes to
the _______
_______ for royal _______.
2) An individual was unfairly dismissed from their workplace. Discuss
what public law deals with this matter?
3) Statutory Law is also known as acts of parliament, legislation and
law. True or False?
4) The highest court in Australia is the _______ Court, and in each state
the _______ Court is the most senior. In New South Wales the Local
Court deals with ______ ofences. These are _______ serious ofences.
This court also conducts hearings for _______ ofences.
Total Points Scored (Section Two):
Section Three:
1) Identify two individuals and two institutions involved in legal system?
What are the roles for these individuals/institutions?

2)

Type Of Law

Description

Example

Public Law

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Private Law

3) Explain what the term precedent means?

4) A juror needs to listen to all the facts (remember and understand them)
and be fair and impartial. True or False.

5) What is 'Legal Aid? How do they assist with the inequalities in the legal
system?
Total Points Scored (Section Three):

Section Four:
Total Points (Section Four)
1) Write a brief description of how a bill becomes a law. Must be 4-6
sentences long.
2) A judge decides if a person is guilty or not in a criminal case. True or
False?
3) Mr. Molly Snoogem went over to Mr. Billy Woogems house without
permission. What public law deals with this?
4) List two individuals/groups who experience difficulties in achieving
equal access to the law. Why do they have difficulties?
5) Judges preside over cases in all courts except for the Local Court,
where a _______ presides. In the Australian legal system there are
two opposing sides: the _______ and the prosecution. The role of the
prosecutor is to prove to the court that the _______ is guilty of the
charge. A _______ is used in more serious cases. They have the role
of deciding whether the defendant is guilty of the charge.

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Total Points Scored (Section Four):


Activity Two: Kahoot:
Kahoot URL: https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/09224eb6-7373-47cd-a146f309781edce7

Game Pin:

664372

Score from Kahoot:


Areas need to improve on:

Activity Three: Individual Written Task:


Instructions:
Use the words in the word bank to create a story about an individual
named, Billy Bob Silly. The story must have an introduction, body and
conclusion. You must include the following in your story:
- A type of law/s
- Two individuals (in the legal system)
- At least one institution (in the legal system)
- Minimum of 10 words must be used in your story
Word Bank:
case

Common Law

defendant

police

anarchy

Mediation

guilty
family

Prime Minister
Governor-

innocent
Judge

Civil
Law
District
Court
country
inferior

witness
lawyer

Local
Court
prosecutor

business
friends

magistrate
Indictable

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sue

General
compensation

Jury

rules

law

morality

decisions

rules

public
law

private law

murder

High
Court

Summary
Ofence
Governmen
t
Constitutio
n

Ofence
robbery
Traffic
Ofence
Defamatio
n

Story about Billy Bob Billy


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Final Task: Mock Exam


Instructions: Use the following space to write the answers for each
question. Once you have finished writing your answers, swap with the

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individual next to you. That individual will mark your answers and give you
a mark. Each answer is worth two marks.
1.

/2
2.

/2
3.

/2
4.

/2
Additional Questions for Mock Exam:
1) What are the 'E-Law' websites? How do they assist with the
inequalities that exist in the legal system?
2) Draw up the court structure
3) What is a constitution? How do you change a constitution? Do states
and Federal government have constitutions?
4) Explain the diferences between public law and private law, criminal
law and civil law? Provide examples to support each diference.

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