Short Courses in Public Law

Public law deals with governance relationships between citizens / companies (individuals) and the state. Public law has sub-disciplines such as constitutional law, criminal law and administrative law. Constitutional law looks into the relationships between individual and the state. The latter can be the executive, the legislative and the judiciary. Criminal law deals with crimes committed by individuals and it imposes sanctions in order to assure social justice. Administrative law is the body of law enforced by executive branch that governs the activities of administrative agencies of the government.

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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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The First Amendment and You: What Everyone Should Know The First Amendment and You: What Everyone Should Know
  • Any time
  • National $ 24 per module
  • International $ 24 per module
  • Not specified

A mere 45 words, the First Amendment to the Constitution stands as a pillar of our democracy and has had an incalculable influence on the development of human freedom in the United States and the Western world. By defining the relationship between the people and the state and placing checks on governmental power to silence its populace, its protections have important ramifications for every American. But the First Amendment is not simply a legal construct—it has significant and far-reaching cultural implications as well. To study the First Amendment is to learn something about the meaning of America and who “We the People” are. So, it behooves citizens to understand what it says and its latest interpretations—particularly in this age of rapidly emerging technology.

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International Law From a Gender Perspective
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 750 per module
  • Non-EEA € 750 per module
  • 5 days

Justice is to be done regardless of money, race, etc., but also regardless of gender. However, the law, including international law, is not a perfect system, and just like the people who made it, it is biased. This interactive, one-week course will look at law from a gender perspective, encompassing cis, gay, trans and intersex perspectives. The focus is primarily on human rights but will cut across other areas of international law, such as refugee law. Through lectures, excursion(s), and group assignments, topical issues will be explored and analysed, linking theory and practice.

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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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Understanding Law
  • Dec 2015
  • EEA £ 2,140 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 2,140 per module
  • 8 months

This introduction to the creation and application of English law begins by asking ‘What is the law?’; teaches you to find, read, interpret and apply the law; and introduces the techniques of practical legal research. Ideal if you’re considering a legal career, it provides a brief overview of constitutional principles, criminal law, human rights, and the law of contract and tort.

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