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Legal Studies - Laws and the Judicial System

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

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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This 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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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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Course Reviews

Rafael A.
one year ago
Rafael A.

Is very good beginner course. This is mostly based on the British system of law not U.S. system of law. However there are ideas that are common to each other.

Merie S.
one year ago
Merie S.

A very good overview on the English Legal System

Susan W.
one year ago
Susan W.

I thought this course was great and very informative this course has all the things you need to be able to work in an law office effectively

Donna T.
one year ago
Donna T.

This course is great if you are going to do law or thinking about doing law and I suggest you do all the law course on here for a better understanding. I love them!

Rodney Tapiwa M.
2 years ago
Rodney Tapiwa M.

Great introductory course, loved every bit of it .Thanks Alison

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