Law for Non-Lawyers: Introduction to Law

Understand the common law system used worldwide, and your legal rights and responsibilities, with this free online law course.

Law for Non-Lawyers: Introduction to Law

Course Description

From a personal and professional standpoint, everybody needs a basic comprehension of the legal system in which they live, in order to operate within the law and understand their legal rights and responsibilities. To be legally aware is to be empowered. Get an accessible introduction to the common law system This free online course will provide an introductory insight to the common law system, variations of which are used in countries that are home to 2.3 billion people worldwide. The course will introduce key legal doctrines and principles in readily accessible formats and language. Case studies will illuminate common applications of the law in real life scenarios, enabling you to explore the relevance of specific subjects to your own professional and personal circumstances, and legal jurisdiction. Apply the law to your pro... Read More »

From a personal and professional standpoint, everybody needs a basic comprehension of the legal system in which they live, in order to operate within the law and understand their legal rights and responsibilities.

To be legally aware is to be empowered.

Get an accessible introduction to the common law system

This free online course will provide an introductory insight to the common law system, variations of which are used in countries that are home to 2.3 billion people worldwide.

The course will introduce key legal doctrines and principles in readily accessible formats and language. Case studies will illuminate common applications of the law in real life scenarios, enabling you to explore the relevance of specific subjects to your own professional and personal circumstances, and legal jurisdiction.

Apply the law to your professional and personal life

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • locate and apply relevant regulatory requirements
  • identify, research, articulate and apply the legal principles relevant to your professional and personal life
  • communicate effectively about legal principles, rights and responsibilities
  • anticipate and mitigate legal risk and problems arising in your professional and personal life.

Learn with one of Australia’s top law schools

The course is an extension of the multi-disciplinary subject that lead educator, Lloyd England, already offers to students at the Monash University Faculty of Law – one of the largest and most prestigious law schools in Australia.

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in law. Whether out of professional or personal interest in the legal environment in which you live and work, this course is for you.

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Course Outcomes:
  • Apply relevant regulatory requirements to the learner's personal or professional context
  • Assess legal risk arising in the learner's personal or professional context
  • Discuss steps to mitigate identified legal risks in different situations
  • Explain key legal principles, rights and responsibilities
  • Debate risks and responsibilities across a range of legal case studies

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