Short Courses in Civil & Private Law

Civil Law is the branch of law that handles the relations between individuals or organizations. It is concerned with the legal status of individuals and the legal options regarding consequences of actions falling under the law governing the society in question. Civil law is exercised in the case of accidents, contracts, wills, property and other matters that are of private nature and aims at settling disputes, bringing just compensation to a wronged party or enforce an agreement.A student of private law can specialize in the following areas: civil law, labor law, commercial law, corporate law and compensation law.Civil and Public Law solicitors are the professionals entrusted to have the knowledge and skills to guide a party that is engaged in a civil or public law matter through the law enforcement process, by guarding the interests of their clients. A solicitor spends a lot of the working time doing research, discovering facts, interviewing people and gathering information. With this information, solicitors build arguments meant to bring a favourable court decision for their clients.The solicitor profession is one of the best paid, with the possibility of working in an own private practice, for the government, law firms or corporations.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution Short Course Privacy, Property, and Free Speech: Law and the Constitution
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Dizzying new technologies are putting unprecedented stress on America’s core constitutional values, as protections for privacy, property, and free speech are shrinking due to the wonders of modern life—from the Internet to digital imaging to artificial intelligence. It’s not hard to envision a day when websites such as Facebook, Google Maps, and Yahoo! introduce a feature that allows real-time tracking of anyone you want, based on face-recognition software and ubiquitous live video feeds.

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Sports Law Short Course Sports Law
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 1,800 per year
  • International € 1,800 per year
  • 21 days

Big fan of sports? Interested in exploring the world of sports from a legal perspective? Want to improve your skills in negotiation and contract drafting? Then join a team of like-minded law students and young practitioners this July to gain critical skills for a professional future in this exciting field of the law!

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Global Justice and Human Rights Certificate Global Justice and Human Rights
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 800 per module
  • International € 800 per module
  • 10 days

This tutorial will be of interest to students of cultural studies, economics, European studies, international relations, law, political science, philosophy, sociology, and anyone reflecting on the relation between global justice and human rights.

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Law and Economics of Transport by Sea Certificate Law and Economics of Transport by Sea
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 585 per module
  • International € 585 per module
  • 5 days

The Law and Economics of Transport by Sea course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. Do you want to know what the economic impact is of transport by sea or the financial consequences of an oil spill from a damaged oil tanker? What is the liability of the owner and the captain of the Costa Concordia after it was wrecked in 2012? Do you know what it takes to manage the largest port of Europe? And what about the economical and legal aspects of electricity transport from Windfarms in the sea to the shore? After this course you will have gained a lot more knowledge of Law and Economics of transport by sea.

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Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights Short Course Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per module
  • International $ 199 per module
  • Not specified

The civil liberties and constitutional rights our nation's citizens possess—not only in theory, but in the courtroom, where the state can be forced to honor those liberties—are a uniquely American invention. And when we were taught history and learned about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, we were always made aware of that uniqueness, of the extraordinary experiment that gave every citizen of this new nation a gift possessed by no others. But what, exactly, was that gift?

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Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility Short Course Business, human rights law and corporate social responsibility
  • Nov 2016
  • EEA £ 1,904 per module
  • International £ 1,904 per module
  • 9 months

This interdisciplinary module considers how business increasingly conducts its operations with responsibility to its stakeholders and the wider society. It takes a socio-legal approach when examining how this expectation is being framed in terms of corporate social responsibility and human rights and the challenges of a globalised world. The module is diverse and wide-ranging, considering the development and application of these concepts in very different business contexts such as the development of international labour standards, criminal liability (corruption and corporate manslaughter), branding and marketing, charitable foundations and a range of specialist industries through the use of case studies.

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The law dissertation Short Course The law dissertation
  • Nov 2016
  • EEA £ 3,807 per module
  • International £ 3,807 per module
  • 1 months

The law dissertation is the final element of our Master of Laws (LLM). It is designed to support you in developing and completing a research project based on a topic drawn from your study of the individual LLM modules. You will learn how to identify a research topic, about the complexities of research, how to conduct a literature review and how to develop research questions. The module will consider the uses and applications of information and data, research methods, deductive and inductive research, how to analyse information to draw valid conclusions and how to write up a research proposal.

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Aarhus University

Short Course Identity and Privacy
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 140 per module
  • International € 1,303 per module
  • 19 days

The Identity and Privacy course from Aarhus University work is both theoretically and practically concerning these "state of the art" technologies for managing digital identities. In addition, we take a look at some of the emerging technologies that supports security, including privacy in completely new ways.

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