We interact with the law daily, sometimes without even realising it. The reason some terms are included in our employment contracts or why we need to file our tax returns are all governed by laws that shape our society today. Since we cannot plead ignorance of the law, it is essential that we take positive steps to understand it.
During your course of study, you will develop the ability to analyse current law and policies, as well as the ability to think critically. Your thinking will be moulded from a layman’s view of the world to a lawyer’s view where you can develop insightful thoughts and distinguish between legal and moral obligations. This will in turn prepare you for further legal studies or increase your employability as it will open many doors for you in a world where knowledge is power.
The Certificate in Legal Studies is the first stage to a series of law awards by Stansfield Law School. The introductory course is designed to train students to adopt a legal mindset and to build a fundamental base for the understanding of theoretical frameworks and key legal concepts. It is also recommended for those who wish to further themselves academically in legal studies.
The course is conducted twice a week in the evenings and is tailored for the working adult learner and those serving national service. Classes are structured to encourage a participative environment and to provide a comprehensive curriculum which incorporates tutorials and practical sessions to prepare students for the rigours of legal studies and to be able to apply the knowledge in real world situations. The classes are interactive and students are required to participate in group projects and presentations. Assignments and quizzes are also conducted throughout the course to ensure that the learning objectives are met.
- 4 ‘O’ Levels or its equivalent
- 18 years as at 1 September in the year of registration
The course offers 4 foundation courses.
|CLS001||Law of Contract|
|CLS004||Legal System & Method|
|10%||Class Attendance & Participation|
|30%||Presentation / Group Work / Quiz|
Presentation / Group Work / Quiz
Students are encouraged to be participative and to work in groups for the project and presentations with the aim of developing problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills, all of which are beneficial beyond the classroom. Periodic quizzes and assignments are held to gauge if the learning outcomes are met and to provide feedback to the faculty.
A final 2 hour written examination for each subject will be held at the end of the course. Each examination will consist of 15 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions and 1 essay.
Requirements for Graduation
To be considered for the award, students must attempt and pass every element of the assessment for all six courses.
Intake & Duration
|Part-Time:||27 February 2017 - 2 June 2017|
|Full-Time:||1 is to 30|
|Part-Time:||1 is to 30|