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Legal Studies - The Adversary Trial System Free Course

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • This second installment of the free legal studies course examines the court and trial system in detail and explores various civil and criminal procedures in the context of real-world case studies. This course is a useful introduction to those who wish to learn and understand the role law plays in modern society and the intricacies of the justice and court system.

  • On completion of this course you will understand the adversary system, including its strengths and weaknesses. You will gain a good knowledge of the court hierarchy such as systems of appeals, doctrine of precedent, specialised courts and tribunals. You will understand the jury systems composition, empanelling of a jury, role of a jury, strengths, problems and reforms of the jury system. In this course you will gain a good knowledge of civil and criminal procedures including pre-trials, post trials and much more.

  • 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( 7 )
  • 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
  • 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
  • Assessment
    • Legal Studies 2 Assessment
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.
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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