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Legal Studies covers a broad range of topics and aims to provide an understanding of the role of law in society and the basic processes and principles of the New Zealand legal system. Legal Studies explores and evaluates the ability of the legal system to provide just outcomes for all individuals and groups, giving ākonga a better understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities. Ākonga will develop an appreciation of how the legal system impacts on their lives and how they can influence and change it. This subject can lead to a range of possible careers including the legal profession, business, government service or agencies.