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.
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.
This course will present practices in the international field of human rights and introduce advanced undergraduate students in law, political science and social sciences to what it means to work in organisations, institutions, networks and movements that defend and promote human rights.
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.
This program is organized jointly by the Center for Transnational IP, Media and Technology Law and Policy of Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany and UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, USA, and conceived as an intensive, three-week, English-taught program for upper division students and young practitioners.
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.
This course will introduce the European field of education for democratic citizenship (EDC) and human rights education (HRE), including the presentation of programming approaches, teaching and learning resources, and related theory.
This course deals with the highlights of Law & Economics and Europe. In the first part of this course the effects of European Competition Law on the economy are discussed. In the second part of this course the effects of Financial Law on the (European) Economy and the Eurocrisis are discussed. In both weeks students are asked to formulate sustainable solutions for current issues in the domain of European Law and Economics.
This module builds on the knowledge and skills developed in Understanding law (W200) and examines a further two Foundations of Legal Knowledge: public law and criminal law.
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.
This module examines the Foundations of Legal Knowledge in land law, equity and trusts. It considers the legal definition of land; the meaning of land ownership; how unregistered and registered titles to land are proved; and rules relating to trusts of land. You’ll also explore co-ownership and rights that can be acquired by third parties over land, including easements, covenants and mortgages – covering freehold and leasehold estates.
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.
This one-week introduction course focuses on the major features of international human rights law. It begins by examining the philosophical and political bases of human rights and then explores human rights documents and mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights at the international and regional levels. Human rights-based approaches for analyzing conflict and attempts to promote peace and justice will also be explored.