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Short Courses in Public Law

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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.

Suggested Studies

  • Short Course in Criminologia Forense

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

  • Short Course in Criminal Justice

    The online Criminal Justice minor and certificate program at Saint Louis University complements your major field of study by preparing you for leadership and management positions within any organization that has a need to minimize risks associated with criminal or terrorist activities.

  • Short Course in Understanding Law

    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. You will then study the terminology and sources of law, legal research and the workings of the European Union (EU) in depth.

  • Short Course in Relationships, Families and the Law

    This course 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. You will consider the law relating to unmarried and married couples, same sex relationships and extended families (including older relatives) through a series of case studies based on real-life situations. The course deals primarily with the law of England and Wales.

  • Short Course in Law: the Individual and the State

    This course 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. Public law considers the relationship between citizen and state; the structure of state institutions; how government action may be challenged (judicial review); the legal values that determine a citizen’s rights and duties; and an outline of civil liberties law.

  • Short Course in Law: Ownership and Trusteeship: Rights and Responsibilities

    This course 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.

  • Short Course in Law: Agreements, Rights and Responsibilities

    This course examines the two Foundations of Legal Knowledge covered by the Law of Obligations: Contract and Tort. In Contract Law you will consider the legal requirements for the formation of a contract together with its content. You will study the law relating to exclusion of liability, discharge from a contract and the remedies available for breach of contract and misrepresentation. In the Law of Tort you will consider the basis of tortious liability and specific torts such as negligence, nuisance and trespass

  • Short Course in Employment Law and Practice

    This course 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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