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Diploma in Legal Studies

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Diploma in Legal Studies
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • This free online Diploma in Legal Studies course from Alison.com gives you the opportunity to study key subjects in legal studies, greatly increasing your understanding and knowledge of legal systems and related procedures and practices.

    You will review the types of law and how they are created, how the adversary legal system operates, and what types of legal procedures there are.

  • Upon completion of this legal studies online course, you will know the characteristics of effective laws. It will help you to understand the difference between civil and criminal law. Laws are continuously changing; this course will inform you about the methods used to change laws and the reasons for such changes. The role a judge has in making laws is essential to understanding the different aspects of law-making within the courts. You will be more aware of the relationship between the various law-making bodies and learn of the adversary trial system, court hierarchy, the jury system, and civil and criminal procedures.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 12 )
  • Module 1: Types of Law
  • Characteristics of effective laws
    • Fairness, Access, Time and Values
    • Elements or Characteristics of Effectiveness
    • The Element of Fairness
    • The Principle of Access
    • The Resolution of Disputes
    • The Legal System
    • Various Mechanisms in the Dispute Resolution Framework
    • Mechanisms in the Dispute Resolution Framework
  • Civil and criminal law
    • Classification of Laws
  • Overview of the law
  • Module 2: How Laws are Created
  • How and why the law changes
    • How the Law Changes: Introduction
    • Parliament
    • Delegated Bodies
    • Courts
    • Why the law changes: Introduction
    • Social Developments
    • Changing Technology
    • Changing Values
    • Methods used in changing the law
    • Examples of Factors causing Changes in the Law
    • Role of a Law Reform Body
    • The Role of the Courts in Changing the Law
  • How do judges make laws?
    • Role of Parliament and the Court
    • The Doctrine of Precedent
    • Interpretation of Past Decisions
    • Role of Courts
    • Reasons for the Interpretation of Legislation
    • Effect of the Interpretation of Legislation
  • Relationships between law-making bodies
    • Parliament, Delegated Authorities and the Courts
    • Similarities between Parliament and the Courts
    • Differences between Parliament and the Courts
    • Strengths of Law-making by Parliament
    • Weaknesses of Law-making by Parliament
    • Strengths of Law-making by Courts
    • Weaknesses of Law-making by Courts
    • Strengths and Advantages of Delegated Legislation
    • Weaknesses/Disadvantages of Delegated Legislation
  • Who creates the law
  • Module 3: The Adversary Trial System
  • The Adversary trial system
    • Adversary trial system: definition
    • Features of the adversary system of trial
    • Strengths of the adversary system
    • Weaknesses of the adversary system
    • Inquisitorial system of trial: definition
    • Reforms to the adversary system
  • The Court hierarchy
    • Reasons for the existence of the court hierarchy: specialisation and administrative efficiency
    • Reasons for the existence of the court hierarchy: system of appeals
    • Reasons for the existence of the court hierarchy: doctrine of precedent
    • Reasons for the existence of specialised courts and tribunals (SCATS): specialisation
    • Reasons for the existence of specialised courts and tribunals (SCATS): costs
    • Reasons for the existence of specialised courts and tribunals (SCATS): speed
    • Reasons for the existence of the court hierarchy
    • Reasons for the existence of specialised courts and tribunals (SCATs)
  • The Jury system
    • Jury system: definition
    • Composition and empanelling of a jury
    • Role of a jury
    • Strengths of jury system
    • Problems of jury system
    • Reforms to the jury system
    • Alternatives to the jury system
  • Key players in the legal system
  • Module 4: Legal Procedures
  • Civil procedure
    • Court processes and procedures: civil procedure
    • Civil pre-trial procedure
    • Civil trial/hearing procedure
    • Civil post-trial procedure
    • Strengths of civil procedure
    • Problems of civil procedure
  • Criminal procedure
    • Criminal procedure: the nature of proceedings
    • Criminal procedure - criminal pre-trial procedure
    • Criminal procedure: criminal trial procedure
    • Criminal procedure: criminal post-trial procedure
  • Civil cases and criminal disputes
    • Nature of disputes
    • Alternative methods of dispute resolution
    • Advantages and disadvantages of methods of dispute resolution
    • Inappropriate mechanisms for dispute-resolution
    • Criminal cases and civil disputes: types of disputes
    • Jurisdiction of specialised courts
  • Statutory Interpretation
  • Company Law
  • End of Course Assessment
  • Assessment
    • Diploma in Legal Studies Assessment
Topics List ( 8 )
Characteristics of effective laws
Characteristics of effective laws This free online course covers characteristics of effective laws such as the principle of access, and the element of fairness. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 1 )
Civil and criminal law
Civil and criminal law This free online course is an introduction to civil and criminal law. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 12 )
How and why the law changes
How and why the law changes This free online course discusses how and why the law changes and covers areas such as the courts and Parliament. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 6 )
How do judges make laws?
How do judges make laws? This free online course is an introduction to how judges make laws and the role of courts in law making. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 9 )
Relationships between law-making bodies
Relationships between law-making bodies This free online course reviews the relationships between law-making bodies such as the courts and Parliament. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 6 )
The Adversary trial system
The Adversary trial system This free online course reviews the adversary trial system and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of this trial system. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 7 )
The Jury system
The Jury system This free online course explains what the jury system is, the strengths and weaknesses of this system, and alternatives to the jury system. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 6 )
Civil procedure
Civil procedure This free online course is an introduction to civil court procedures and processes, the pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures and strengths and weaknesses of the civil procedure. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 4 )
Criminal procedure
Criminal procedure This free online course is an introduction to criminal procedures and discusses pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 6 )
Civil cases and criminal disputes
Civil cases and criminal disputes This free online course covers the nature of disputes, methods of dispute resolution, and their advantages and disadvantages. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
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Assessment
Assessment Score 80% or more in your assessment and you can obtain a Diploma parchment for this course.
Course Features
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours

  • Publisher

    XSIQ

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    250 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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