North Island Distance Education School


Online (4 Credits)

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View the complete Learning Outcomes for this course: Law 12 Integrated Resource Package (Law 12 Learning Outcomes begin on page 18)

It is recommended that students complete: - Social Studies 11

Law 12 helps students to understand how laws and regulations are made, applied, and reviewed. It also helps them to understand the role of law and the benefits of the legal system. Law 12 fosters skills and attitudes that enhance students' abilities to address legal, social, and ethical issues, and reflect critically on the role of law in society. The study of law also promotes the skills and abilities needed to clearly express ideas, argue effectively, logically and accurately interpret the written word. To meet career challenges, students need to make decisions, think critically, solve problems, work both independently and with others, and recognize their legal rights and responsibilities.

View the complete learning outcomes for this courseLaw 12 Integrated Resource Package  (learning outcomes start on page 18) 

Module 1 - Fundamentals of Law

  • Definition and purposes of law
  • Evolution of law in Canada
  • Sources and types of law
  • Introduction to the criminal and civil court systems
  • Legal jurisdictions and areas of responsibility

Module 1 test covers the work of Module 1.

Module 2 - Criminal Law

  • Criminal court system
  • Types of crimes
  • Arrest procedures
  • Legal rights and responsibilities
  • Trial procedures
  • Sentencing
  • Corrections

Module 2 test covers the work of Module 2.

Module 3 - Civil Law

  • Civil law procedures
  • Civil law court system
  • Tort law
  • Negligence
  • Contract and employment law

Module 3 test covers the work of Module 3.

Module 4 - Family Law 

  • Family law
  • Marriage law
  • Separation and divorce
  • Spousal and child support
  • Wills and Estates

Module 4 test covers the work of Module 4.


Assignments: 16 (60%)
Tests: 4 (40%)

BC Performance Standards