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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

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Legal Studies - Laws and the Judicial System Course
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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 131 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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  • Michael Adekunjo
    Michael Adekunjo United Kingdom Fundamental legal system study online made easy. Thank you very much. 2015-07-29 11:07:20
  • Sophia martinez
    Sophia martinez United States of America The course was an excellent learning experience and also easy for me to understand. 2015-07-27 10:07:23
  • Bogdan-tudor Constantinov
    Bogdan-tudor Constantinov Romania This is a very good introduction to the subject of law. 2015-07-16 14:07:52
  • Moira Macpherson
    Moira Macpherson Ireland Gave a good brief overview of the legal system 2015-07-16 09:07:56
  • Kimberly Brown
    Kimberly Brown United States of America I find the test and the course to be hard and difficult, But very interesting at the same time . The laws and challenges are changing due to society and damages upon associated with cases and the Government legislation , The out come of reports of crime and complaints as following data imports the ratio crime and cases , I don't in some areas believed in changes due to our Constitutional Amendments Rights as fairness of the courts opinions As i learn not all system are fair and can be influence and judgmental bye society media world. Our society world is changing and not for good a lot depends on power/greed /political/money/ religion /ethic races and sex agenda I say we are changing the laws due to these outburst of equal rights upon our enemies and not better with in our honesty of our true oath upon that holy bible and find Influences of money can buy any one or scandal of sex life that's never been revealed that some can hold against you which is called ( blackmail) We have forgotten the ways of our history as in peace treaties Fairness is for equal of every one not all are equal so that a possibility of a un-fair trial and life upon being always judge. Can also effect our laws take example of our world today Yes if your wrong of a crime than harder sentences or three strike and than death and not wast the tax payers money for sitting in prison that is also corrupted maybe we need to clean those areas up and started taking with in our action to clean up America and get them back into cleaning up the corrupted influences of empowerment (We American need to concentrate on us instead of others. We are not American Free if our Constitutional Amendments are being striped away bye bad empowerment 2015-07-15 04:07:23
  • 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
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