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Law and the Judicial System Learning Path

There is a high possibility that at some stage throughout your life, you will be handed a contract. Whether the contract is in relation to a house you are renting, a new job you are starting, or a partnership with another company, it is vital that you understand the terms of the contract. The Learning Path in Law and the judicial System offered by Alison will allow you to become aware of the elements associated with contracts, including how a contract can be breached, so you will be fully prepared and know what to expect when you are handed a contract. This learning path will be of great interest to business professionals who work with third party suppliers for goods or services on a contract basis but also to anyone that may not be fully aware of how a contract may work. The Alison Learning Path in Law and the Judicial System offers a range of courses to expand your knowledge in different areas of law such as employee law, business law, and contracts in law. You will boost your knowledge in the world of legal studies and explore the definition of law and the place it has in society. You will be able to describe the law of agency and the importance of an agent in a legal relationship. You will also be able to explain the difference between civil and criminal and explore how the law has evolved over the years.

Courses in this Learning Path

  1. Introduction to Contracts in Law

    A contract is an agreement between private parties that creates a mutual obligation enforceable by law. This course will discuss the basic elements required for an agreement to be a legally enforceable contract. These include mutual assent, expressed by a valid offer and acceptance, adequate consideration, capacity, and legality. You will learn how to determine intent and how to communicate a contract. You will also learn why a promise can be the same as a payment.

    You will then study the four requirements of the formation of a legally binding contract and discuss the elements such as mental capacity and age, duress or undue influence, unconscionability, misrepresentation or fraud, and frustration of purpose. You will look into traditional defenses and learn when a contract cannot be enforced. This course will also discuss the three elements of a true contract. You will study the different types of damages, the purpose of damages, and non-typical remedies.

    Many individuals or business owners do not fully understand the implications of signing a contract or breaching a contract. By taking this course, you will learn what makes up a binding contract and how to resolve a breach of contract in the form of damages. These are vital skills for business owners and professionals, so check out the course and start learning about contracts in law today.

    1.5-3 Hour
    50 Points
  2. Legal Studies - Laws and the Judicial System

    This course will teach you that, before a law becomes effective, it has to meet a number of criteria.You will learn how a law becomes known to the public, in line with community values, enforceable, stable, and amendable. This course will then discuss the dispute resolution network, including the elements of fairness, the principle of access, the resolution of disputes, and the various mechanisms in this network.

    What's the difference between civil and criminal law? In a nutshell, civil law deals with disputes while criminal law deals with crime. In this course, you will gain a strong understanding of these two types of laws. You will also learn about the role of parliament, delegated bodies, and courts in the judicial system. You will learn how laws change to adapt to the changing values and needs of modern society and how judges make decisions based on earlier decisions in similar cases called precedents.

    This Legal Studies course is an ideal study-aid for law students or for those who wish to acquaint themselves with the fundamentals of legal systems. It will make you more aware of the relationships between law-making bodies including their strengths and weaknesses. You will also be able to determine if a law should be effective or not. So, check out the course and gain a better understanding of the law and the judicial system today.

    1.5-3 Hour
    50 Points
  3. Employer - Employee Law

    This law of agency course will first introduce you to the relationship between the agent and principal. You will learn that the principal gives authority to the agent to act on their behalf. You will study the three types of authority a principal can give to an agent which are the actual authority, the apparent authority, and the ratified authority. You will also learn about agent obligations to a principal and the limits of agent authority.

    You will then study the types of agency authority and learn the difference between apparent authority and actual authority. You will learn why a principal may need to pay for agency decisions even when there are no actual agency decisions. This course will also discuss how to save a failed agency delegation. You will also look into agent obligations and the limits of agent authority and also study corporate agency and partnership agency.

    By the end of this course, you will have learned about incorporation requirements, costs, taxation, and liability. You will have studied the agency for a partnership and the duties of the board of directors and officers. You will also learn the consequences if board members do not do their job. Check out the course and enhance your knowledge of the laws behind businesses and corporations.

    1.5-3 Hour
    50 Points
  4. Fundamentals of Business Law

    Understanding the principles of business law is a must for every entrepreneur. This course will first discuss the fundamentals of business law. It will then cover and define the different types of business ownership such as sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, and incorporations. In a step by step manner, you will be guided through the legal requirements, legal recommendations, financial status, taxation, and liability related to the most common types of businesses.

    You will then learn important business law principles for the simplest type of business ownership, a sole proprietorship, and look into a general partnership which is a business owned by two or more persons. You will also understand why both business types provide no protection against liability to the owner of the business. Finally, you will study the laws that encompass a corporation, in which the owners are the shareholders and are not liable for debts.

    Most employees dream of setting up their own business someday but choosing what type of business ownership to go for is not as easy as it might sound. You must first be aware of all the options available, weigh the advantages and disadvantages, and from there choose which ownership is the most suited to your situation. For those who are planning to establish their own business, this course will be a great help. So why wait? Start learning something useful, today.

    1.5-3 Hour
    50 Points