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Legal Studies - The Adversary Trial System - Revised

Gain a better understanding of the legal system and increase your knowledge of civil and criminal law, all for free.

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Free Course
This free online course is the second installment of the Legal Studies series. In a clear and simple manner, the course examines the court and trial system, and explores different civil and criminal procedures in the context of real-world case studies. The course is a very useful introduction for those who wish to learn about the role law plays in modern society and the intricacies, strengths, and weaknesses of the justice and court system.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    XSIQ

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

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.

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Learning Outcomes

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.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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