Below are some suggestions about how the films can be used in the class. To find out more about what is covered in a particular episode, please select the episode page.

Ep 1- What is Law?

National

Years 9/10 civics and citizenship education curriculum in relation to the theme of Law and Citizens.

Years 11/12 Legal Studies.

Victoria
Unit 1: Criminal law in action, Area of study 1, Law in society.

NSW
Preliminary course: Part I: The legal system, 1. Basic legal concepts And Part III: Law in practice

SA
Stage 1 – Topic 1: Law and Society, What are the functions of law? And Topic 9: Relationships and the Law, Should same-sex marriage be legally recognised?
Stage 2 – Topic 1: The Australian Legal System, Functions of Law

Queensland
Core area of study: The legal system, How and why does the law change?

ACT
Justice

Ep 2 – The Adversarial System

National

Years 9/10 civics and citizenship education curriculum in relation to the theme of Law and Citizens.

Years 11/12 Legal Studies.

Victoria
Unit 4: Resolution and justice, Area of Study 2, Court processes and procedures, and engaging in justice

NSW
Preliminary course: Part I: The legal system.
HSC course: Part I of the core – Crime, 3. Criminal trial process And 4. Sentencing and punishment.

SA
Stage 1 – Topic 4: Justice and Society, What features of the adversary system of trial provide for a just outcome?

Queensland
Core area of study: The legal system, How are disputes resolved and decisions reviewed?

Tasmania
3. Dispute resolution Processes, The Adversary Trail System

ACT
Introduction to Legal Systems

Ep 3- The Constitution

National

Years 9/10 civics and citizenship education curriculum in relation to the theme of Law and Citizens.

Years 11/12 Legal Studies.

Victoria
Unit 3: Law-making, Area of Study 2, The Constitution and the protection of rights

NSW
Preliminary course: Part I: The legal system, the constitution and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ customary laws.
HSC course: Option 7: World order, 2. Responses to world order.

SA
Stage 1 – Topic 1: Law and Society, What are the origins of Australia’s laws? And What are the characteristics of Indigenous customary law?
Stage 2 – Topic 2: Constitutional Government

ACT
Sources of Australian Law

Ep 4 – Mabo

National

Years 9/10 civics and citizenship education curriculum in relation to the theme of Law and Citizens.

Years 11/12 Legal Studies.

Victoria
Unit 2: Issues in civil law, Area of Study 4: A question of rights.

NSW
Preliminary course: Part I: The legal system, 5. Law reform in action.
HSC course: Part III: Options, Option 4 : Indigenous peoples.

SA
Stage 1 – Topic 1: Law and Society, What are the characteristics of Indigenous customary law? And Topic 3: Law-making, What causes laws to be made or changed?
Stage 2 – Topic 2: Constitutional Government, Rights of Indigenous Australians

Queensland
Elective area of study: Indigenous Australians and the law

ACT
Property Law

Ep 5 – Civil Justice

National

Years 9/10 civics and citizenship education curriculum in relation to the theme of Law and Citizens.

Years 11/12 Legal Studies.

Victoria
Unit 2: Issues in civil law, Area of Study 4, A question of rights.

NSW
Preliminary course: Part III: Law in practice.
HSC course: Part II of the core: Human rights, 3. Investigate a contemporary issue which illustrates the promotion and/or enforcement of human rights. And Part III: Options, Option 6: Workplace.

SA
Stage 1 – Topic 6: Victims and the Law, Is there ever adequate compensation for victims through a victims of crime levy, criminal injuries compensation, or civil remedies?
Stage 2 – Topic 1: The Australian Legal System, Functions of Law, Civil.

Queensland
Core area of study: Introduction to civil obligations And Elective area of study: Employment and the law

ACT
Torts

Ep 6 – Criminal Intent

Years 11/12 Legal Studies.

Victoria
Unit 1: Criminal law in action, Area of Study 2, Criminal law.

NSW
Preliminary Course: Part I: The legal system, 3. Classification of law.
HSC course: Part I of the core – Crime, 1. The nature of crime

SA
Stage 1 – Topic 4: Justice and Society, Is the jury system effective?
Stage 2 – Stage 2 – Topic 1: The Australian Legal System, Functions of Law, Criminal.

Queensland
Core area of study: Criminal law

Tasmania
3. Dispute resolution Processes, The Jury System And 4. Crime in Society, Criminal procedure

ACT
Crime And Introduction to Legal Systems

Ep 7 – Contracts

National

Year 10 Arts curriculum in relation to understanding about arts practices, through making and responding to artworks

Years 11/12 Legal Studies.

Victoria
Unit 2: Issues in civil law, Area of Study 3, The law in focus

NSW
Preliminary course: Part I: The legal system, 3. Classification of law.

Queensland
Core area of study: Introduction to civil obligations, What constitutes an enforceable agreement?

Ep 8 – Property

National

Years 9/10 civics and citizenship education curriculum in relation to the theme of Law and Citizens.

Years 11/12 Legal Studies.

Victoria
Unit 2: Issues in civil law, Area of Study 3, The law in focus

NSW
Preliminary course: Part I: The legal system, 3. Classification of law. And Part II: The individual and the law, 3. Contemporary issue: The individual and technology

ACT
Property Law

Ep 9 – Free Speech

National

Years 9/10 civics and citizenship education curriculum in relation to the theme of Law and Citizens.

Years 11/12 Legal Studies.

Victoria
Unit 2: Issues in civil law, Area of Study 4, A question of rights.

NSW
Preliminary course: Part II: The individual and the law, 3. Contemporary issue: The individual and technology.
HSC course: Part II of the core: Human rights, 3. Investigate a contemporary issue which illustrates the promotion and/or enforcement of human rights. And Part III: Options, Option 4 : Indigenous peoples.

Queensland
Core area of study: Human rights, Which current legal issues relate to human rights for Australians? And Elective area of study: Indigenous Australians and the law

ACT
Media, Politics and the Law

Ep 10 – Mediation

Years 11/12 Legal Studies.

Victoria
Unit 4: Resolution and justice, Area of study 1, Dispute resolution methods

SA
Stage 1 – Topic 4: Justice and Society, Should alternative dispute resolution be promoted?
Stage 2 – Topic 4: Justice Systems, alternative dispute resolution

Queensland
Core area of study: Introduction to civil obligations, How are disputes resolved?

Tasmania
3. Dispute resolution Processes, Alternative dispute resolution processes

ACT
Introduction to Legal Systems