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Legal Studies - Laws and the Judicial System


Legal Studies - Laws and the Judicial System

Legal Studies - Laws and the Judicial System

Learn all about the judical system and gain a good understanding of different laws


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Course Description

This free online law course presents the learner with a basic introduction to the world of legal studies. The lessons explore the definition of law and the role it plays in society, the nuanced differences between civil and criminal law and how various laws evolve over time.
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The course is an ideal study-aid for law students or for those who wish to acquaint themselves with the fundamentals of legal systems.
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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will understand the different characteristics of law such as fairness, access, time, values, effectiveness, resolution of disputes and the mechanisms in the dispute resolution framework.You will know the different classifications of civil and criminal law. You will be able to identify who is responsible for changing the law and the reasons laws need to changed for an effective legal system.
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You will understand the roles of the judge, parliament and courts and the meaning of the doctrine of precedent. You will be more aware of the relationships between law-making bodies including their strengths and weaknesses.
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Module Title
Characteristics of effective laws
Civil and criminal law
How and why the law changes
How do judges make laws?
Relationships between law-making bodies
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Course Title Legal Studies - Laws and the Judicial System
Course # 213
Course Publisher XSIQ
Course Category 6
Content Origin Australian School Curriculum
Course Description  This free online law course presents the learner with a basic introduction to the world of legal studies. The lessons explore the definition of law and the role it plays in society, the nuanced differences between civil and criminal law and how various laws evolve over time. The course is an ideal study-aid for law students or for those who wish to acquaint themselves with the fundamentals of legal systems.
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Release Date 28 February 2011
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio None
Audio Only Low
Animation Low
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
Merchandise Availability Yes
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  • John Garris United States of America Legal studies are extremely important for professionals who work in the criminal justice field. It will help them to do their jobs more efficiently and broaden their horizons in terms of dealing with people and helping them resolve disputes . 2015-01-27 02:01:34
  • John Garris United States of America I am eternally grateful for the opportunity in taking this online course. My knowledge is a bit more enlightened, as I bark on the next legal course online. 2015-01-27 02:01:20
  • Tammy Hurt United States of America Very informative. 2015-01-13 02:01:13
  • Lise Hogan Canada My opinion of judicial system has to be changed. Too many over crowded jails offenders get a slap on the wrist we need stricter laws and more programs to help peoplre. Legal studies are a very important we can learn a lot what is going on around and see why the legal system and the judicial system in.t working 2015-01-05 19:01:20
  • Phong Ho Vietnam This course is very helpful 2014-12-31 16:12:13
  • Larry White United States of America I like the course it would be nice to have more involvement into the course like question after each section you complete to refresh what you read. More inaction with the course would be make more interesting to take the course. Also for those in other courts that take this course make more clear to what legal system you are covering and what difference between each legal system. 2014-12-29 03:12:01
  • Lameck Goredema Zimbabwe Alison explains Law to greater heights that anyone studying Law can comprehend all sections and can end up being a law man in the society. 2014-12-25 16:12:37
  • Gerald Young United States of America In America we recognize no monarch and therefore have no monarch's representative looking over the decisions of the people. Here the government is restricted in its scope and governs only at the consent of the governed. When and if a government becomes tyrannical it becomes our constitutional duty to replace it by whatever means necessary including force. This is why our second right under our Bill of Rights is the right, indeed the duty to remain an armed populace. This was ensconced by our founders second only to our right of free expression, which is our first right so that we may always insure that we can criticize and/or speak against the government as we feel is required at any given moment. Further these rights are not granted us by mere men. According to our constitution these are "inalienable rights" granted us by our Creator, Almighty God. Since no man is greater or more powerful than God, no man or body of men may or can alter my God given rights as an American. Our constitution means what it meant the same as it meant when it was written in the vernacular of that day. There are those elitist who will posit it is an evolutionary document. However, nothing could be further from the truth. 2014-12-20 01:12:58
  • Charles Miller United States of America I am impressed with the high level overview of the British legal system and now understand the reasoning behind the system to enact or modify law at many levels (including Parliament). Thank you for the course. 2014-12-19 14:12:10
  • Regina Williams United States of America This course was very easy 2014-12-18 01:12:45
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