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hugheslegalstudies has written 81 posts for Hughes Legal Studies VCE

New Jury video from Victorian Law Courts

The Australian Legal System

http://legalbriefs.com.au/ep-1-what-is-law/ http://legalbriefs.com.au/ep-2-the-adversarial-system/

Case Study – Australian versus Malaysian Law

Barlow and Chambers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barlow_and_Chambers_execution https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/true-crime-scene/hangings-of-kevin-barlow-and-brian-geoffrey-chambers-in-malaysia-destroyed-families-lives/news-story/cbcd26256052e0d64370bd7ab1f40996   The impact of this action by the Malaysian government on the families of the offenders can never be forgotten. https://www.michaelchambers.com.au/About-Michael

The concept of legal standing

The VCAA has released a practice examination for 2018. One question focuses on the concept of legal standing and the court’s ability to create precedent. This is new to the study design in 2018-2022. Below is  a link and quote to start your legal research on this concept.   http://www.unistudyguides.com/wiki/Standing_and_Justiciability As court decisions create binding … Continue reading

2018 VCE Legal Studies

Welcome to the 2018 course. Due to my commitments with the VCAA this year I am restricted in what I will be posting online. Recent case law is always a great way to understand what direction the law is taking. Penguns (pen guns), for example, have appeared in several cases recently (within the last 3 … Continue reading

2018 Legal Studies – A new Era in Learning

Its an exciting start to the year as we unpack the new 2018 VCAA study design in Legal Studies. There was a lot of work done last year as teachers prepared to tackle the new courses. I wish all candidates good luck in their studies this year. I will be making regular updates and including … Continue reading

COMVIEW 2017 USING WEB-BASED ACTIVITIES FOR COLLABORATIVE SUCCESS

2017 VCE EXAM PREPARATION – SOME ADVICE ON CASE LAW

It is difficult to overemphasise the importance of cases in your preparation for the exam. Certainly answering practice exams and questions will highlight what areas of content knowledge you are lacking in. But my question to students is, ‘how many cases do you really know?’ Knowing a case well will enable you to apply it … Continue reading

THE JURY – A CASE AGAINST IT’S USE

The murder of toddler Jaidyn Leskie and subsequent trial, has caused one retired investigating officer to comment on the effectiveness of the jury system in Victoria. In the following clip, we hear about juries versus a 3 judge trial. Also note the investigation by the police and the fact a committal hearing saw enough evidence … Continue reading

Retired Justice Michael Kirby talks about online courts

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-03/courts-cases-should-move-online-michael-kirby-says/8770858

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