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

    Contracts are agreements entered into by two parties with the intention of creating a legal obligation and contracts in law are very important and serious documents. Yet many individuals or business owners do not fully understand the implications of signing a contract or breaching a contract. This free online course reviews the elements which make up a contract and reviews a scenario about how a contract can be breached if one or more of the parties involved do not fulfil their part of the agreement. Resolving broken contracts in the form of damages is also discussed. This course will be of interest to business professionals who, for example, work with third party suppliers for goods or services on a contract basis. It will also be of interest to the average lay person who wishes to clearly understand the implications of having a written contract should they wish to enter into a legal agreement with another party.

    1-2 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.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  3. Employer - Employee Law

    In commercial law, the law of agency is a very important concept to understand as it deals with contractual, quasi-contractual and non-contractual relationships. This usually involves a person, called the agent, who can act on behalf of another person, called the principal, to form a legal relationship with third parties.

    In this law of agency course, you will learn about the relationship between the agent and principal and how the principal gives authority to the agent to act on their behalf. You will gain a better understanding of the three types of authority a principal can give to an agent - actual authority, apparent authority and ratified authority.

    You will also learn about agent obligations to a principal and the limits of agent authority. The course also reviews who is agent for a business or corporation and what the duties of the Board of Directors and Officers in a business or corporation are.

    This course will benefit entrepreneurs and business professionals who would like to learn more about the legalities behind the law of agency and what the duties of particular individuals in a business or corporation are regarding this law.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  4. Fundamentals of Business Law

    Every business owner should have at least some understanding of the principles of business law. This course offers the much-needed knowledge that every businessman will find useful in setting up a business. It covers the topic of a sole proprietorship, general partnerships, limited partnerships, and incorporations. In a step by step manner, the course will guide you through the legal requirements, legal recommendations, financial status, taxation, and liability related to the most common types of businesses.

    The course will then tackle the important business law principles in a sole proprietorship which is the simplest type of business ownership. Then you will look into a general partnership. This is a business owned by two or more persons and, just like a sole proprietorship, provides no protection against liability to the owner. Finally, you will study the laws that encompass a corporation, where the owners are the shareholders and are not liable for debts.

    Understanding the principles of business law will help you set up the right structure and choose the right ownership for your company. This free online course will be of interest to business professionals and law students who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of business laws. With the adequate information provided in the course, your business will run much more smoothly. Check out the course today and learn which type of business structure is the right one for you in just a few hours!

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points


Successfully complete all of these courses to receive a Law and the Judicial System Learning Path Award.

All your learning will be reflected in your Learner Record, which you can download for free at any time.

You also have the option of purchasing an Alison Certificate for each of the above courses you successfully complete.


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