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The English Legal System Certificate Online

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Details

  • This online course is designed for law students and international lawyers who want to improve their knowledge of the English legal system.
  • This course may also be useful as a revision guide to university students who are studying a law degree, students studying the CILEX and students studying the 'Graduate Diploma in Law' (GDL) and need support with the English legal System.
  • Upon successful completion of the English legal system module students will be awarded with 'the English Legal System - Certificate'.

Outline

LESSON 1 - SOURCES OF LAW
  • LESSON 1 - SOURCES OF LAW 
  • READING MATERIAL - Sources of Law 
  • Review 1 - How Common Law was created 
  • Review 1.1 - Common Law 
  • Review 1.2 - Case-law 
  • Review 2 - Equity
  • Review 2.1 - Equity Maxims
  • Review 2.2 - Equity - Remedies
  • TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING - COMMON LAW & EQUITY (OPTIONAL) 
  • SAMPLE ANSWER - COMMON LAW & EQUITY - (OUTLINE ONLINE)
  • Review 3 - Legislation 
  • TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING - CASE-LAW & STATUTES 
  • SAMPLE ANSWER - CASE-LAW & STATUTES (OUTLINE ONLY)
  • Review 4 - Delegated Legislation - Part 1 
  • Review 4.1 Statutory Instruments
  • Review 4.2 - Orders in Council 
  • Review 4.3 - Bye-laws 
  • QUIZ 1 - Common law & Precedent
  • TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING - DELEGATED LEGISLATION (OPTIONAL)
  • SAMPLE ANSWER - DELEGATED LEGISLATION (OUTLINE ONLY)
  • Review 5 - European Law (Overview only)
  • QUIZ 2 - Legislation & Delegated Legislation 
LESSON 2 - JUDICIAL PRECEDENT
  • LESSON 2(a) - JUDICIAL PRECEDENT
  • READING MATERIAL - Judicial Precedent & Hierarchy of Courts 
  • Review 1 - Judicial Precedent
  • TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING 1 - AVOIDING PRECEDENT
  • SAMPLE ANSWER - AVOIDING PRECEDENT (OUTLINE ONLY)
  • QUIZ 1 - Judicial Precedent 
  • LESSON 2(b) - JUDICIAL PRECEDENT
  • Review 2 - Courts & Precedents 
  • Review 3 - Court of Appeal & Precedents 
  • Review 4 - Supreme Court (formerly HOL) & Precedents 
  • QUIZ 2 - HIERARCHY OF COURTS
  • TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING 2 - COURT OF APPEAL & THE SUPREME COURT (OPTIONAL)
  • SAMPLE ANSWER - COURT OF APPEAL & SUPREME COURT (OUTLINE ONLY)
  • QUIZ 3 - Application of Precedents 
LESSON 3 - STATUTORY RULES OF INTERPRETATION 
  • LESSON 3(a) - STATUTORY RULES OF INTERPRETATION
  • READING MATERIAL - Statutory Rules of Interpretation - Pt 1 
  • Review 1 - Overview of Statutory Interpretation
  • Review 1.1 - The Literal Rule 
  • Review 1.2 - The Golden Rule 
  • Review 1.3 - The Mischief Rule 
  • Review 1.4 - Language - ejusdem generis
  • Review 1.5 - Language - expressio unius est exclusio alterius
  • Review 1.6 - Language - noscitur a sociis
  • TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING - STATUTORY INTERPRETATION - (OPTIONAL)
  • SAMPLE ANSWER - RULES OF STATUTORY INTERPRETATION (OUTLINE ONLY)
  • QUIZ 1 - Statutory Rules of Interpretation 
  • LESSON 3(b) - STATUTORY RULES OF INTERPRETATION 
  • Review 1.7 - Presumption 
  • Review 1.8 - Internal/Intrinsic Aid 
  • Review 1.9 - External/Extrinsic Aid 
  • Review 1.9 - Hansard 
  • Review 1.10 - Purposive Approach
  • Review 1.11 - Interpretation Act 1978
  • TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING -LANGUAGE RULES - (OPTIONAL)
  • SAMPLE ANSWER - LANGUAGE RULES - (OUTLINE ONLY)
  • QUIZ 2 - Statutory Rules of Interpretation 
LESSON 4 - HOW LEGISLATION IS MADE IN THE UK 
  • LESSON 4 - HOW LEGISLATION IS MADE IN THE UK 
  • READING MATERIAL - How Legislation is Made 
  • Review 1 - Pre-Bill Stage 
  • Review 2 - Types of Bills 
  • Review 3 - Stages of the Bill 
  • Review 4 - Delaying Powers of House of Lords 
  • TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING - BILLS (OPTIONAL)
  • SAMPLE ANSWER - BILLS (OUTLINE ONLY)
  • QUIZ - How Legislation is made 
LESSON 5 - THE CIVIL COURTS 
  • LESSON 5 - THE CIVIL COURTS 
  • READING MATERIAL - The Civil Courts 
  • Review 1 - Civil Courts 
  • Review 2 - Disadvantages of Civil Courts 
  • RESEARCH - ROLE OF THE COUNTY COURT & HIGH COURT 
  • SAMPLE ANSWER (OUTLINE ONLY)
  • QUIZ - The Civil Courts 
LESSON 6 - THE CRIMINAL LAW COURTS 
  • LESSON 6 - THE CRIMINAL COURTS 
  • READING MATERIAL - The Criminal Law Courts 
  • Review 1 - Magistrates Courts 
  • Review 2 - Crown Court 
  • Review 3 - Youth Offenders Court 
  • TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING - HIERARCHY OF UK COURTS (OPTIONAL)
  • SAMPLE ANSWER - HIERARCHY OF UK COURTS (OUTLINE ONLY)
  • QUIZ - The Criminal Law Courts 
LESSON 7 - CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAW 
  • LESSON 7 - Civil & Criminal Law
  • Review 1 - Civil Law 
  • Review 2 - Criminal Law 
  • READING MATERIAL - CIVIL & CRIMINAL LAW 
  • TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING - CIVIL & CRIMINAL LAW (OPTIONAL)
  • SAMPLE ANSWER - CIVIL & CRIMINAL LAW (OUTLINE)
  • QUIZ - Civil & Criminal Law 
LESSON 8 - PUBLIC & PRIVATE LAW
  • LESSON 8 - PUBLIC & PRIVATE LAW 
  • READING MATERIAL - Public & Private Law 
  • QUIZ - Public v Private Law 
LESSON 9 - EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS & SOURCES 
  • READING MATERIAL - European Union, Institutions & Sources 
  • LESSON 1 - Primary Sources of EU Law 
  • LESSON 2 - Secondary Sources of EU Law 
  • LESSON 3 - General Principles applied by ECJ
  • TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING - EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS (OPTIONAL)
  • SAMPLE ANSWER - EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS (OUTLINE ONLY)
  • QUIZ - European Union, Institutions & Sources 
LESSON 10 - THE EFFECT OF EU MEMBERSHIP 
  • LESSON 10
  • READING MATERIAL - Effect of EU Membership 
  • Review 1 - EC Law - Supremacy 
  • Review 2 - Direct Applicability 
  • Review 3 - Doctrine of Direct Effect 
  • Review 4 - Doctrine of Indirect Effect
  • Review 5 - Treaties 
  • Review 6 - Regulations 
  • Review 7 - Directives 
  • Review 8 - Damages 
  • TEST YOUR UNDERSTANDING - EUROPEAN LAW (OPTIONAL)
  • SAMPLE ANSWER - EUROPEAN LAW (OUTLINE ONLY)
  • QUIZ - Effect of EU Membership 
 

Speaker/s

Yasmine is the founder of the 'London Centre for Advanced Training & Education' (LCATE), an educational establishment which provides legal Education to students all over the world.


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