This course shall provide students with an insight into the laws of England and Wales in 12 key areas, and more generally focuses on teaching students about the common law system; which is the most popular legal system in the world.
This course teaches students about the case law, statutes, principles and rules applicable to the common law system, in general, and more specifically those adopted in England and Wales. The importance of learning about the law in this way is due to fact that in common law jurisdictions, lawyers rely on these laws, rules and principles to argue cases before the courts, and judges base their conclusions and judgments on the very same factors.
This course is designed to provide those who have never studied law before with an opportunity to learn about the law. The structure and curriculum of the course is based on the LLB Law undergraduate degree programme that is adopted by universities in the United Kingdom. The course is taught in three separate stages which emulates the undergraduate LLB Law programme taught by United Kingdom universities, which is normally taught over a three year period. However, this course is not as thorough and in-depth as the three year LLB Law programme, but has instead been designed in a way that students can learn about the most important aspect of the law in the shortest possible time. The curriculum and modules covered on the course are as follows:
– English Legal System
– Contract Law I (Obligations I)
Part I: Formation of Contracts
Part II: The Contents of the Contract
Part III: Factors that Vitiate a Contract
– Criminal Law
– Constitutional / Administrative Law
– European Union Law
– Contract II (Obligations II)
Part IV: Discharge of Contracts
Part V: Remedies for Breach of Contract
Part VI: The Rights and Liabilities of Third Parties to a Contract
– Property / Land Law
– Tort Law
– Alternative Dispute Resolution
– International Commercial Law (Sale of Goods Act 1979)
– Investigating Human Rights Violations and the Law
– Intellectual Property Law
Upon completion of this course, students shall receive a Certificate of Completion (for stages 1, 2 and 3) of the LLB Law Programme and a Letter of Reference from ELC.
- This course shall be taught using pre-recorded lectures and downloadable Module Notes;
- 15 pre-recorded videos containing 28 lectures, module notes, and 21 hours of lectures and 400 hours of research;
- The course starts with the core modules on the LLB Law programme;
- The course gradually progresses to more complex areas of law; and
- Multiple Choice Questions at the end of every module to test knowledge of the law and develop your learning.
LAW PROGRAMME: STAGE 1
- LLB Law Course Introductory Message
- English Legal System
- Lecture on English Legal System PART I: The UK Constitution; Law-making and authority; Judges and the courts; and the court hierarchy.
- Lecture on English Legal System PART II: Distinction between criminal and civil law; the doctrine of the Separation of Powers and the role of the judiciary; the doctrine of Parliamentary supremacy / sovereignty; and the ‘Rule of Law’.
- The English Legal System Test Questions
- English Contract Law I (PARTS I, II & III)
- Lecture on English Contract I PART I: The Formation of a Contract
- Lecture on English Contract Law I PART II: The Contents of a Contract
- Lecture on English Contract Law I PART III: Factors that Vitiate a Contract
- English Contract Law I Part I Test Questions
- English Contract Law I Part II Test Questions
- English Contract Law I Part III Test Questions
- Administrative & Constitutional Law
- Lecture on Administrative & Constitutional Law PART I: the UK Constitution and the Doctrine of Parliamentary Sovereignty
- Lecture on Administrative & Constitutional Law PART II: the Limitations imposed on the Doctrine of Parliamentary Sovereignty
- Lecture on Administrative & Constitutional Law PART III: the Judicial Review Procedure: Challenging the Decisions of Public Bodies in the Courts
- Administrative & Constitutional Law Test Questions
- English Criminal Law
- Lecture on English Criminal Law PART I: Criminal Liability and the Elements of a Crime
- Lecture on English Criminal Law PART II: Non-fatal Offences Against the Person
- Lecture on English Criminal Law PART III: Fatal Offences Against the Person – Murder
- Lecture on English Criminal Law PART IV: Fatal Offences Against the Person – Manslaughter
- Criminal Law Test Questions
LAW PROGRAMME: STAGE 2
- The European Union Law
- Lecture on the European Union and its Laws. The Development of the European Union and its Laws: an historical overview of the development of the European Union – an overview of European Union Law and fundamental rights; and the European Union’s economic freedoms and fundamental rights.
- The European Union and it’s Laws Test Questions
- Contract Law II PARTS I, II & III
- Lecture on English Contract Law II. Topics covered: Part IV: Discharge of Contracts – Part V: Remedies for Breach of Contract – Part VI: The Rights and Liabilities of Third Parties to a Contract
- Contract Law II Part I Test Questions
- Contract Law II Part II Test Questions
- Contract Law II Part III Test Questions
- English Land Law
- Lecture on English Land Law. Topics covered: Unregistered Land: The Pre-1925 Rules – Registered Land: The Register • Third party rights (i.e. covenants) • Overriding interests • Overreaching.
- English Land Law Test Questions
- Law of Tort
- Lecture on the Law of Tort. Topic covered: The elements of the tort of negligence: (1) duty of care (2) breach of duty (3) consequential damage.
- Law of Tort Test Questions
LAW PROGRAMME: STAGE 3
- Civil Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Lecture on the Civil Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Topics covered: the types of dispute, people involved, and procedures relating to tribunals; arbitration; mediation; conciliation; and negotiation.
- Civil Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution Test Questions
- International Commercial Law (Sale of Goods Act 1979)
- Lecture on the Scope of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (PART I)
- Lecture on the Transfer of Property and Risk (PART II)
- Lecture on the Terms in a Sale of Goods under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (PART III)
- Lecture on the Terms in a Sale of Goods under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (Continued) (PART IV)
- Lecture on the Remedies of the Buyer and Seller (PART V)
- International Commercial Law Test Questions
- International Human Rights Law and the United Nations
- Lecture on UN Treaty Based Mechanisms and International Human Rights Law (PART I)
- Lecture on States as Protectors of Human Rights (PART II)
- Lecture on State Responsibility for Human Rights Violations (PART III)
- International Human Rights Law and the UN Test Questions
- Intellectual Property Law
- Lecture on Intellectual Property Law. Topics covered: Copyright Law – Trade Mark Law – Patent Law – The effectiveness of Intellectual Property Law.
- Intellectual Property Law Test Questions