From criminal trials to Brexit, judges in courts and tribunals across the country make decisions that affect our daily lives everyday, but their role isn’t always understood.
On this The Modern Judiciary: Who They Are, What They Do and Why it Matters at FutureLearn, you’ll be introduced to the role of judges in the legal system of England and Wales through an array of articles, cases and interviews with judges.
You’ll explore how judgement works and engage with the work of the judiciary through the study of a recent decision of your chosen court. You’ll also consider how judges are portrayed in the media and learn how working practices have evolved over time.
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- Judges and the Legal System
- Judges and Legal Reasoning
- Judging in Courts and Tribunals
- Judges beyond the Court Room
- Judges, the Media and the Public
- 35 days
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DisciplinesPublic Law Legal Studies View 13 other Short Courses in Public Law in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- This course is designed primarily for young people interested in studying law.
- The course will also be of interest to those at the beginning of their undergraduate law degrees as part of an Introduction to the English (& Welsh) Legal System course or module, and for non-Law university students interested in pursuing a career in the law.
- There are no prerequisites for this course and anyone with an interest in the legal system of England and Wales would enjoy this course.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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