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Legal Studies - Laws and the Judicial System


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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Module Title
Characteristics of effective laws
Civil and criminal law
How and why the law changes
How do judges make laws?
Relationships between law-making bodies
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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 127 reviews
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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  • Rachel Laisne
    Rachel Laisne United States of America Very good material and information for a beginner. 2015-06-24 13:06:49
  • Kathryn Curtis
    Kathryn Curtis United States of America The course is very easy to follow, and learn 2015-06-22 02:06:44
  • Bimala Limbu
    Bimala Limbu United Kingdom Thank you Alison, giving me the opportunity to know about this course. It is great for dummies. 2015-05-14 10:05:26
  • Olufemi Olufon
    Olufemi Olufon Nigeria In my candid opinion this course has proven to be an eye-opener to the basic elements of my law studies. Whoever goes through the course module carefully will no longer be reffered to as a lay man in the field of law. Thank you Alison crew for doing a great job! 2015-05-11 18:05:54
  • David Quillen
    David Quillen United States of America Great course 2015-04-09 14:04:27
  • Angelina Garcia
    Angelina Garcia United States of America Interesting subject that help me to know more about the Judicial system 2015-04-01 02:04:14
  • Meryl Delacie Samuel
    Meryl Delacie Samuel Virgin Islands (U.S) Easy and to the point. 2015-03-23 13:03:47
  • Isaiah Reid
    Isaiah Reid United States of America The course was very informative thanks a lot. 2015-03-18 14:03:39
  • Christophe Manzanga Boyomba
    Christophe Manzanga Boyomba United Kingdom This course is really important for lawyers and practioners from romano-germanic system of law to integrate the anglosaxon approach of the Law, the legal system and the the judicial procedures. Very good impression i have got learning online! Thanks to Alison! 2015-03-12 18:03:06
  • Muhammad Salaheen
    Muhammad Salaheen Pakistan It is a great knowledge for whom want to understand legal system of our society. 2015-03-02 12:03:46
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