Diploma in Legal Studies

Delivered online

15 hours

Course description

This free online course in Legal Studies will provide you with simple definitions and clear explanations of important legal concepts, different types of laws, and how laws are created. The legal system is an integral part of any society, built to protect its citizens and maintain their rights. By taking this free course, your legal system will become clear and accessible to you. That is important knowledge, for life.

On completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • List the characteristics of effective law.
  • Define the difference between procedural and substantive justice.
  • Describe the elements of fairness.
  • Explain the major forum for dispute resolution within the legal system.
  • Identify the difference between civil and criminal law.
  • List some of the parts that civil law can be divided into.

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