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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Global Business Law and Economics Global Business Law and Economics
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 990 per year
  • International € 990 per year
  • 11 days

This course aims at providing a non-technical introduction to the main legal and economic issues encountered in today’s global business life. By blending law and economics, it allows students from various backgrounds to understand the legal and economic logic of the constraints that determine the environment of any economic enterprise: contract law, competition law, and trade law. The course is offered by the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), a Center of Excellence at Tilburg University, globally renowned for its research on the governance of economic activity.

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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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Financial Crimes Investigator Financial Crimes Investigator
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • Not specified

The online Financial Crimes Investigator Certificate blends criminal justice with forensic accounting, giving you the skills to successfully identify and stem the tide of small financial crimes in your workplace before it becomes a tsunami. You will receive college credit for this six-course certificate.

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American Law American Law
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 2,950 per module
  • Non-EEA € 2,950 per module
  • 1 days

The Columbia Summer Program in American Law, for legal professionals and law students in an advanced phase of their studies, provides a general introduction to the American legal system. Since 1963, the course has been organised by the law faculties of the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University and Columbia University.

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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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Law for Business Law for Business
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA £ 990 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 2,490 per module
  • 15 days

This module will examine the laws regulating the conduct of business and business organisations. The first part of the module sets the context and provides essential material on English Business Law (English Legal System, Contract, Tort and Employment) whilst the second part covers Company Law and Corporate Governance.

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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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Doing research with discourse analysis: A Discourse Perspective on Making Sense of Social Change (in collaboration with Lancaste
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 1,100 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,100 per module
  • 12 days

Who should join this course? Any student with a social interest in their chosen discipline, especially those reading Social Sciences, Politics, Social Psychology, Healthcare, History, Law, Business and Organization Studies, Media and Communication Studies, Education, Geography, Economics and so on.

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International Law From a Gender Perspective
  • Jul 2015
  • 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 2015
  • 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 2015
  • 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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