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.
This programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to human rights and goes beyond a narrow, legalistic approach to the subject.
The Master of Laws by Research aims to produce graduates trained in legal research either for academic or professional purposes. The task of the Master of Laws by Research student is to undertake a significant piece of research and report it in a scholarly dissertation. The Master of Laws by Research aims to provide students with opportunities to explore the resolution of particular legal problems using specialist and theoretical knowledge and advanced techniques through conducting research in a specialised area of law, legal theory, comparative law or legal history or by conducting interdisciplinary studies in law
Kent Law School (KLS) is a cosmopolitan centre of world-class critical legal research, offering a supportive and intellectually stimulating place to study postgraduate taught and research degrees.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) is part of the vocational stage of training for those wishing to qualify as solicitors. The course is recognised by the Solicitors' Regulatory Authority (SRA) and meets the Legal Practice Course Outcomes set by the SRA.
INTERNATIONAL DEGREE WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF ORLÉANS / FRANCE - The course aims at training a solidly prepared legal expert for access to the traditional legal professions (magistrate, notary public and lawyer), but it also aims to train operators with the highest level of responsibility within international institutional and entrepreneurial organisations. Several courses are taught in English and students can choose these as an alternative to those taught in Italian, as well as IT tools as a form of teaching support.
The MSc in Law and Finance is taught jointly by the Faculty of Law and the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford, and launched in October 2010.
This specialisation provides students with a theoretical background and practical training in substantive private law, such as contract law, company law, law of persons and family law. At the same time, procedural law and international private law as well as comparative private law of the member states are studied.
The graduate program in Criminology is for students seeking the Ph.D. degree. Students may either enter the program with an M.A. degree or earn that degree en route to the PhD program. The program offers an advanced education on various aspects of criminology to persons interested in research careers in academia and public service. The graduate program emphasizes theory and research on crime and justice, research and statistical methodology, and substantive knowledge about crime and its control.
The Master of Bioethics and Health Law (MBHL) degree is an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme which consists in writing a research dissertation under supervision and completing papers worth an additional 105 points from a schedule of papers. The degree may be awarded with distinction or credit.
The Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program is for accomplished professionals and academics in other disciplines who want to learn about the law in order to strengthen their professional skills. It is a non-professional, terminal degree program designed for those who have had no legal training, do not desire a professional law degree, and do not wish to practice law. Students can enroll full-time and complete the degree in one year, or enroll part-time and complete the degree in two years.
The INTO City University London Graduate Diploma in Law prepares you for entry into a university Masters degree by teaching English language skills, university-level study skills and first-class academic tuition.
The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences Master’s degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.