Short Courses in Law

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The discipline looks into the system of rules and regulations that are usually enforced through a set of institutions and works as a major social mediator between people. The field of law encompasses a wide range of academic disciplines including constitutional law, international law, European law and criminal law.

Studying law equips students with advanced communication skills and keen problem-solving abilities. Students are expected to have superior language skills and self-discipline since considerable workload needs to be managed during the studies. A degree in law allows students to develop determination, commitment, intellect and stamina. It enables students to analyze both sides of complex problems and to come up with an effective and unbiased solution. The knowledge and skills gained from a law degree provide a solid foundation for an exciting and challenging career path as a solicitor or barrister. Graduates can also have a vast number of opportunities in almost every industry with their ability to examine, negotiate and communicate with diverse people.

Suggested Studies

  • Short Course in International Criminal Justice

    The Amsterdam Summer School offers small-scale courses in a wide range of fields at an excellent research university, VU University Amsterdam. The course International Criminal Justice acquaints students with the basics of international criminal law and critically assesses modes of investigations. It reflects on the motivations of perpetrators to commit atrocities and discusses the value of alternative reactions such as truth commissions and amnesties. Spend your summer studying a challenging and interdisciplinary topic in the vibrant city of Amsterdam!

  • Short Course in Crime and Justice

    Crime, disorder, and justice are increasingly pressing concerns across the world. Fear of crime and proliferating global threats contribute to an increasing sense of insecurity. Local concerns – for example street crime – are now accompanied by twenty-first century global concerns about human trafficking, cyber-crime, terrorism and human rights violations to name but a few.

  • Short Course in Summer Law School

    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.

  • Short Course in Business Law

    The business of law is big business. Organisations can rise or fall based on the decision a local or international court makes about a certain product, trade route, or tax hike. The 12-15 weeks Certificate in Business Law course is designed for those students who are keenly interested in different legal systems and law and how legal decisions impact businesses at both a local and international level.

  • Short Course in Criminologia Forense

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

  • Short Course in Security Management

    The Saint Louis University online Security Management certificate program or minor 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. Your strength will be in management of security in a corporate setting.

  • 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



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