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Beginner Level
Approx. 20 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Week One | Introduction to the English Legal System

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 17 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Welcome to Week 137s
Key features of English law2m
The origins of common law3m
Common law and equity3m
Themes in common law3m
End of Week Summary58s
8 readings
Terminology Explainer10m
A note about Community Mentors, Role and Responsibilities10m
What is law?15m
The Magna Carta5m
Recent legal history10m
Historical traditions10m
Common law and civil law systems20m
Types of law and classifications20m
2 practice exercises
Key dates in legal history10m
End of Week 1 Quiz10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Week Two | Constitutional Principles of the English Legal System

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 13 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
The sources of the British constitution4m
Rule of Law1m
Separation of Powers3m
End of Week Summary53s
5 readings
Parliamentary Sovereignty15m
Optional activity: Lord Bingham and the Rule of Law1h 10m
Entick v Carrington and the principle of legality10m
Optional Activity: Professor Jowell and the Rule of Law10m
Optional further reading5m
2 practice exercises
The British constitution10m
End of Week 2 Quiz10m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Week Three | The Court System

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 14 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
The structure of the courts3m
The civil courts2m
The criminal courts2m
Online courts: The courts of the future?2m
End of Week Summary1m
8 readings
Structure of the courts diagram5m
The Supreme Court20m
More on the civil courts10m
More on the criminal courts15m
Tribunals10m
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)15m
Mediation10m
Optional further reading5m
2 practice exercises
Name the ADR method5m
End of Week 3 Quiz10m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Week Four | Statutes

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 15 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
What is a statute?2m
The problem of language4m
The traditional approach of the courts3m
The modern approach of the courts (1)2m
End of Week Summary1m
6 readings
Constitutional statutes10m
How are statutes made?10m
More on how statutes are made10m
The modern approach of the courts (2)10m
Making statutes simpler15m
Optional further reading5m
3 practice exercises
Name the type of legislation5m
Name the approach to statutory interpretation5m
End of Week 4 Quiz10m

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