Short Courses in Civil & Private Law

Civil Law is the branch of law that handles the relations between individuals or organizations. It is concerned with the legal status of individuals and the legal options regarding consequences of actions falling under the law governing the society in question. Civil law is exercised in the case of accidents, contracts, wills, property and other matters that are of private nature and aims at settling disputes, bringing just compensation to a wronged party or enforce an agreement.

A student of private law can specialize in the following areas: civil law, labor law, commercial law, corporate law and compensation law.

Civil and Public Law solicitors are the professionals entrusted to have the knowledge and skills to guide a party that is engaged in a civil or public law matter through the law enforcement process, by guarding the interests of their clients. A solicitor spends a lot of the working time doing research, discovering facts, interviewing people and gathering information. With this information, solicitors build arguments meant to bring a favourable court decision for their clients.

The solicitor profession is one of the best paid, with the possibility of working in an own private practice, for the government, law firms or corporations.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Criminologia Forense Criminologia Forense
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 1,600 per year
  • Non-EEA € 1,600 per year
  • Not specified

Criminologia Forense - Qualification awarded: Diploma d'Especialització/Diploma de Postgrau (Degree Universitat Barcelona)

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Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Dizzying new technologies are putting unprecedented stress on America’s core constitutional values, as protections for privacy, property, and free speech are shrinking due to the wonders of modern life—from the Internet to digital imaging to artificial intelligence. It’s not hard to envision a day when websites such as Facebook, Google Maps, and Yahoo! introduce a feature that allows real-time tracking of anyone you want, based on face-recognition software and ubiquitous live video feeds.

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Paralegal Studies Paralegal Studies
  • Any time
  • International $ 3,995 per module
  • Not specified

The Boston University Online Certificate in Paralegal Studies Program delivers the same proven curriculum as the long-standing classroom program, only in an online, interactive, multimedia environment. Those who prefer to study at the time and location of their choosing will benefit from the flexibility of the online program. Students receive input and guidance from instructors with distinguished legal experience and expertise.

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Representing Justice: Stories of Law and Literature Representing Justice: Stories of Law and Literature
  • Any time
  • National $ 29 per year
  • International $ 29 per year
  • Not specified

Great literature can be the means of understanding as well as creating our world—by teaching and reinforcing society's laws, articulating its values, and enforcing the social contracts that unite us as a culture. What if literature itself generated our ideas and feelings about justice, marriage and family, property, authority, race, or gender? What if it enflamed our determination to pursue justice—or, conversely, undermined our ability to detect injustice?

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Employment Law and Practice Employment Law and Practice
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 1,070 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 1,070 per module
  • 6 months

This module considers the characteristics of modern employment law relating to individuals. It looks at the characteristics of a contract of employment and issues relating to claims for breach of contract, unfair dismissal and redundancy. It also examines discrimination legislation relating to employment rights, and how the law has developed ‘family-friendly’ rights to employees.

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Relationships, Families and the Law Relationships, Families and the Law
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 1,070 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 1,070 per module
  • 8 months

This module examines the role of law in the context of modern relationships and family life. This includes issues such as living together, marriage, divorce and the law relating to children, and related issues of tax, family property and inheritance.

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Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per module
  • International $ 199 per module
  • Not specified

The civil liberties and constitutional rights our nation's citizens possess—not only in theory, but in the courtroom, where the state can be forced to honor those liberties—are a uniquely American invention. And when we were taught history and learned about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, we were always made aware of that uniqueness, of the extraordinary experiment that gave every citizen of this new nation a gift possessed by no others. But what, exactly, was that gift?

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Professional Investigation Professional Investigation
  • Mar 2016
  • Sep 2015
    Not specified
  • Not specified

A career as a professional private investigator can be personally and professionally rewarding. No two days—or jobs—are the same, and you have a chance to assist people who are going through major life events—missing family members, criminal defense, identity theft, personal injury.

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Summer Law School Summer Law School
  • Feb 2016
  • May 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 2,100 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 2,100 per module
  • 1 months

The LSBF Summer International business law programme is a specialised business law programme aimed at undergraduates from all around the world, exposing you to the new challenges and techniques found in the global marketplace.

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Law and Economics - Competition and Market Regulation in Europe and China
  • Jul 2016
  • National € 1,600 per module
  • International € 1,600 per module
  • 12 days

In this course the student is introduced to important cornerstones of market-based societies: supervision and enforcement of laws regulating companies’ behaviour on a market. The course contains both substantive issues of competition law and institutional issues on how to supervise markets.

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Global Justice and Human Rights
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 800 per module
  • Non-EEA € 800 per module
  • 10 days

In this course, you will learn: to reconstruct the different meanings of two contested concepts: global justice and human rights; to reflect on central problems related to both concepts, such as severe poverty, environmental pollution, the so-called ‘clash of cultures’, democratic deficits, the legitimacy of humanitarian interventions, the political constraints of the global justice movement and the gap between theory and practice.

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Strategic Human Rights Litigation
  • Jul 2016
  • International € 300 per module
  • 5 days

The course encourages participants to approach human rights litigation strategically, viewing litigating a human rights case as one step in the process of achieving social change. It includes modules that examine the steps involved in strategic litigation, such as case selection, client care, and forum choice. It also uses case studies to explore how to build a strong evidential record in support of the case, how to develop campaigning and advocacy to raise awareness of the issues involved, and how to implement a successful judgment.

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