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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 156 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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  • Alfred Oluwasegun Oniye
    Alfred Oluwasegun Oniye Nigeria Good course 2016-04-27 09:04:59
  • Precious Mmachukwu Egwuonwu
    Precious Mmachukwu Egwuonwu Nigeria I enjoyed the course, thumbs up to the instructor and Alison as a whole 2016-04-26 21:04:17
  • Khurshida Alavutdinova
    Khurshida Alavutdinova Uzbekistan Law plays a great role in our society and influence on our government. I'M VERY PLEASED THAT I'M GOING TO START THIS COURSE. 2016-04-26 07:04:29
  • Dinia Martinez
    Dinia Martinez United States of America Legal Studies is helpful with society. 2016-04-21 15:04:55
  • Tanian Natus
    Tanian Natus South Africa Very Informative 2016-04-19 13:04:41
  • Alfred Oluwasegun Oniye
    Alfred Oluwasegun Oniye Nigeria This course really open my eyes to see things differently and legally. Also to have a better understanding of interpretation of law, judiciary role and system 2016-04-10 10:04:19
  • William J Sparks
    William J Sparks United States of America A great basic look at the legal system. 2016-04-05 15:04:56
  • Joseph Simbwa
    Joseph Simbwa Uganda Strengths and Advantages of Delegated Legislation The main reason for the system of delegated legislation is to increase efficiency in the law-making process. The strengths of the system include: Saving time in law-making Parliament does not have sufficient time to enact all legislation required for the legal system to function properly. Expertise MPs are not specialists in all areas of law-making and delegated legislation allows them to concentrate on matters of broad policy whilst leaving issues of detail and practice to more expert delegated authorities. Flexibility Delegated legislation can be made or amended more quickly than legislation and does not undergo the same processes as law made by parliament. As parliament does not sit all year long, delegated authorities are better able to respond to social needs as they arise. Participation Delegated legislation allows for greater community participation in the law-making process which, in a democracy, is a positive feature. Local councils are comprised of local citizens elected to office and certain government departments provide for citizen participation to present a broad range of community and organisational views to the relevant minister (e.g. on consumer matters). 2016-02-25 08:02:02
  • Andrew Clark
    Andrew Clark United Kingdom I really enjoyed this legal studies, refreshing, easy instructions and well designed exam 2016-02-01 01:02:22
  • James Ugochukwu Igweobi
    James Ugochukwu Igweobi Italy To be effective , the legal system must seek to resolved disputes in a timely and appropriate manner. Unnecessary delay or obstruction in the resolution of disputes results in justice not being achieved. 2016-01-31 07:01:20
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