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Legal Studies - Laws and the Judicial System

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Legal Studies - Laws and the Judicial System
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • 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.

  • 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. 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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Modules List( 6 )
  • 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
  • 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
  • Assessment
    • Legal Studies 1 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 ( 1 )
Assessment
Assessment
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    XSIQ

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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