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Legal Studies - Laws and the Judicial System Course


Legal Studies - Laws and the Judicial System
Legal Studies - Laws and the Judicial System

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


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Course Description

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.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

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 Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 177 votes
Course Title: Legal Studies - Laws and the Judicial System
Course #: 213
Course Publisher: XSIQ
Course Category: 6
Content Origin: Australian School Curriculum
Course Description: 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.
License:
Release Date: 28 February 2011
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: Low
Animation: Low
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Gregory T Gaskin Jr
    Gregory T Gaskin Jr United States of America I Love Alison's legal studies - laws and judicial system course. Thanks Alison. Gregory T Gaskin Jr 2016-07-24 06:07:58
  • Edwin Isowamwen
    Edwin Isowamwen Nigeria Legal Studes- Lwas and the judicial system course : My opinion about legal studies course is that, it help you to understand the different between classification of civil and criminal laws . It also makes one to know in modern society the intricacies of the justice and court systems . Concludsively, it also makes one to be aware of the relationships between law-making bodies including their strenghts and weakness . 2016-07-21 23:07:28
  • Nabila Garba Bayero
    Nabila Garba Bayero Nigeria This course is an interesting course,which improved my knowledge 2016-07-17 18:07:53
  • Yonifa Mutimbanyoka
    Yonifa Mutimbanyoka Zimbabwe Effective law is the one that produces the right outcome. It is not biased. Fairness under law is achieved. There is pre-trail procedure, trail procedure and post trail procedures. The Principle of access includes legal mechanisms which are institutions and processes used in appropriate and just resolution of disputes according to the law and principles of natural justice. Aspect of effectiveness refers to access of the mechanism which constitute the framework of dispute resolution within the legal system. Mechanism for dispute are required to minimise disorder and disruption. The legal system seeks to resolve disputes in timely and appropriate manner. Delay leads to obstruction in the resolution results in justice not being achieved, force potential litigants to abandon due to lack of financial resources (criminal prosecution) disruption to personal and professional lives, delay creates problems inn trail procedures, quality of evidence maybe undermined overtime as witnesses memories fade about critical incidents, facts and perception. Various Mechanisms in Dispute Resolution framework Parliament - Is mainly responsible for formally making laws and rules. it enables future disputes to be prevented or minimised in advance. It operates by creating laws and amending existing laws in accordance with jurisdictional limitations as a result of social input in a democratic process. Police and law enforcement agencies - authority is conferred by lawmaker, discover crime ,deterrence, apprehension of offenders and bring them before courts. Helps to prevent disputes and destructive conduct before it occurs. Court is for dispute resolution. It is used when other methods of dispute fail or are inadequate. Specialised Courts and Tribunals - offer expertise in recurring areas of dispute resolution, reducing delays and costs, being more accessible mechanism for citizens to use. Adversary trail process include pre trail and post trail stages. Legal profession - its major role is resolution of clients disputes before court, provides advice for perspective litigants regarding rights, duties , legal status. Knowledge of law, legal procedures enables fair trail. Prison and corrections - Authority conferred by parliament . Mechanism of lawful detention where offenders are detained for dispute or criminal conduct, essential to proper functionality of legal system and just outcomes so as to make criminal law effective and enforceable. 2016-07-14 12:07:03
  • Kauri Fernie
    Kauri Fernie Australia It was a very interesting course and really good. 2016-07-13 22:07:50
  • Kemario Davis
    Kemario Davis Jamaica Excellent Course I must tell you opens up a new side to your critical thinking level. 2016-06-24 17:06:55
  • Graham Wilson
    Graham Wilson Thailand It should include examples from real cases in courts, delegation and parliament. 2016-05-27 12:05:17
  • Lucy Tuisetolu
    Lucy Tuisetolu United Kingdom I really enjoyed my experience in getting a better knowledge on the Law. I would highly recommend this course. 2016-05-26 22:05:00
  • JARED OGUTU OTIENO
    JARED OGUTU OTIENO Kenya Its simply the best course, it have given me a lot of knowledge 2016-05-26 17:05:38
  • Takesure Mahohoma
    Takesure Mahohoma South Africa This is a very formative and informative course that makes one conscious of his/her obligation in legal system 2016-05-19 08:05:28
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