Legal Studies - The Adversary Trial System - Revised
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In the adversary trial system disputing parties come before an independent adjudicator to present their cases via set rules of evidence and procedure. This course will begin by discussing the adversary system and looking into its strengths and weaknesses. You will then study the inquisitorial trial system and reforms that have been made to the adversary system. You will also learn that criminal laws attempt to set a correct balance between the rights of citizens and law enforcement.
You will then look into court hierarchy, specialized courts, and tribunals. You will learn why disputes occur, study settlement by negotiation, mediation, and litigation, and look into the two main types of verdicts that a jury is allowed to reach. This course will also discuss the three methods of dispute resolution and the three types of specialized courts. You will then learn about the meaning of counsel, jury, and cross-examination, as well as self-help, conciliation, and arbitration.
Disputes are inevitable in any society. The legal system therefore must provide mechanisms by which disputes can be resolved in an orderly and just manner. Upon the completion of this course, you will have gained a better insight into the two main types of disputes involved in the legal system, and you will have learned about the three important elements of an effective legal system. So, try out this course today and get a strong introduction to the adversary trial system in just a few short hours.Start Course Now
The Adversary Trial System
The Adversary Trial System - Learning Outcomes
The Adversary Trial System
The Court Hierarchy
The Jury System
The Adversary Trial System - Lesson Summary
The Legal Procedure
The Legal Procedure - Learning Outcomes
Civil Cases and Criminal Disputes
The Legal Procedure - Lesson Summary
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Define the adversary trial system.
- Describe the features of the adversary trial system.
- Distinguish between the strengths and weaknesses of the adversary system.
- List reasons for the existence of the court hierarchy.
- Explain the process of jury empanelling.
- Describe the role of a jury.
- Explain what civil procedure is.
- Describe the procedure of empanelling a jury.
- Define the strengths and weaknesses of civil procedure.
- List some pre-trial documents and their uses.
- Identify the elements of an effective legal system.
- Describe some reasons why disputes occur.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of dispute resolution methods.
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