Learn for Free: Law Courses & Lectures Online

Updated August 2018

From interactive courses spanning several weeks to quick introductory tasters, there is a huge amount of free learning materials available online. Covering a range of topics and jurisdictions, there’s something for everyone (so long as you’re into law)!

  1. MOOCs, Tasters and Courseware
  2. Lecture Collections and Podcasts
  3. Open Access Books and Journals

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Tasters and Courseware


Alternative Dispute Resolution: How ADR Programs Succeed

Alison

‘The free online course Alternative Dispute Resolution: How ADR Programs Succeed introduces you to the broad range of systems that operate under the rubric of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).’
URL: https://alison.com/course/alternative-dispute-resolution-how-adr-programs-succeed

America’s Unwritten Constitution

Yale University on Coursera

‘An introduction to basic techniques of constitutional interpretation.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/unwritten-constitution

America’s Written Constitution

Yale University on Coursera

‘An introduction to the main themes of the American Constitution—popular sovereignty, separation of powers, federalism, and rights.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/written-constitution

American Government

Saylor Academy

‘Incorporates the core concepts of the American system of government, the workings of its myriad of actors and agencies, the key components of “politics” in the American system, and how American government shapes and influences the individual freedoms and rights of its citizens.’
URL: https://learn.saylor.org/course/view.php?id=343

American Government: Constitutional Foundations

Harvard University on edX

‘This course explores the origins of U.S. political culture, how that culture informed the Constitution, and how that framework continues to influence the country’s politics and policies. We will examine the Constitution’s provisions for limited government, the division of power between the federal and state governments, and the forces that have made federalism a source of political conflict and change.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/constitutional-foundations-of-american-government

Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime

University of Glasgow on Future Learn

‘From fakes and fraud, to thefts and trafficking, art crime has turned archaeological sites in Iraq and Syria into “lunar landscapes”, decapitated Buddha sculptures in Cambodia and left empty frames on museum walls. So how do we protect our heritage from theft, illegal sale, and destruction? Delve into the world of art crime and antiquities trafficking with this online course, and get answers from those fighting to save the world’s precious artefacts.’
URL: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/art-crime

Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics

Harvard on edX

‘An introduction to the study of bioethics and the application of legal and ethical reasoning.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/bioethics-law-medicine-ethics-harvardx-hls4x-0

Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and Implications

The Linux Foundation on edX

‘Blockchain technology is changing how business is executed. It’s important to understand why blockchain is different and how it works in comparison with technologies of the past.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/understanding-blockchain-and-its-implications

Business Law

Saylor Academy

‘This course will introduce you to the laws and ethical standards that managers must abide by in the course of conducting business. Laws and ethics almost always shape a company’s decision-making process: a bank cannot charge any interest rate it wants to charge – that rate must be appropriate. Car manufacturers must install hardware and develop new technologies to keep up with regulations designed to reduce pollution. By the end of this course, you will have a clear understanding of the legal and ethical environment in which businesses operate.’
URL: https://learn.saylor.org/course/bus205

Changing law: mental capacity legislation

OpenLearn

‘The aim of this free course, Changing law: mental capacity legislation, is to consider how legal problems are identified and how the law develops to address those problems. It uses the evolution of legislation on decision making for mentally incapacitated adults to explore how development of the law is achieved. Through this study of the background to, and history of, the passage of legislation relating to mental capacity, legal meaning is discussed and explored.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/changing-law-mental-capacity-legislation/content-section-0

Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law – Individual Rights and Liberties

University of California, Irvine on Coursera

‘Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law: Individual Rights and Liberties will highlight the construction and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution through the centuries with an emphasis on protections of individual liberties and the evolution of equal protection. You’ll learn the history behind the Constitution, cases that formed important precedent, and how changes in interpretation have been dependent on shifts in cultural and political climate as well as the composition of the Supreme Court.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/chemerinsky-individual-rights

Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law – The Structure of Government

University of California, Irvine on Coursera

‘This course will highlight the construction and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution through the centuries. You’ll learn the history behind the Constitution, cases that formed important precedent, and how changes in interpretation have been dependent on shifts in cultural and political climate as well as the composition of the Supreme Court.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/chemerinsky-on-constitutional-law-structure-of-government

Children’s Human Rights – An Interdisciplinary Introduction

University of Geneva on Coursera

‘Drawing on the contributions of several academic disciplines including law, psychology, sociology, history, educational and health sciences, economy and anthropology, an interdisciplinary approach guides the student into a selection of critical issues concerning children’s rights. Participants will gain insight relative to the development of this specific human rights category, as well as to the evolution of the challenges faced by children over time and society’s efforts to respond. Successful international strategies and programs promoting children’s rights will be highlighted, as well as the role of key actors involved in international organizations working in this field. This open online course provides an overview of the most important features of children’s human rights. A central portion of the MOOC will consist of a presentation of the international and regional standards on children’s rights and the related international and regional judicial and quasi-judicial bodies designed to ensure their implementation.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/childrens-rights

Children’s Rights

OpenLearn

‘How do children fit in to our society? This free course will help you to understand the issues surrounding children’s rights as well as examining the implications of seeing children as citizens. You will also explore the meaning of childhood and analyse children’s needs.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/sociology/childrens-rights/content-section-0

Civil Liberties

Princeton University on edX

‘We will examine issues of slavery, segregation, abortion, campaign finance, free speech, religion, affirmative action, and marriage. Our discussion will be guided by thinkers like John Locke, John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Hayek, and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as important Supreme Court opinions, such as the majority and dissenting opinions in Dred Scott v. Sandford (on slavery), Brown v. Board of Education (on segregation), Roe v. Wade (on abortion), Citizens United v. FEC (on campaign finance and free speech), and Obergefell v. Hodges (on marriage).’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/civil-liberties

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Saylor Academy

‘The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with civil rights and civil liberties in the United States. While much of the reading will focus on court cases, it is not a course on the law or on the courts. Rather, this is a course on constitutional politics. The focus will center on understanding how a free society governs and controls itself.’
URL: https://legacy.saylor.org/polsc432/Intro/

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

University of Oklahoma on JANUX

‘This course examines Supreme Court decisions concerning the development of the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution. We will look specifically at establishment and free exercise; free speech, including obscene speech; 4th Amendment guarantees against unreasonable searches and seizures; the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination; 8th Amendment prohibitions against cruel and usual punishment; as well as related cases that have recognized rights of historically marginalized groups in United States history, including African-Americans, women, and sexual minorities through these Amendments. Particular attention will be paid to how the Supreme Court has developed arguments which have expanded and contracted “rights” and “liberties.” We will also pay close attention to larger political contexts apart from court decisions that contribute to the overall development of “civil rights and civil liberties” in the United States.’
URL: https://janux.ou.edu/course.tag-nextthought-com-2011-10-nti-courseinfo-fall2016-psc-4283.html

Company Law in Context

OpenLearn

‘The legal issues involved in setting up and running a business can be complex and confusing, especially when some of the terms used don’t seem to have clear meanings. Company law in context is a free course from the College of Law, offering a basic introduction to the legal concepts of companies, partnerships, assets and liabilities.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/company-law-context/content-section-0

Congress.gov: Overview of the Legislative Process

Library of Congress on YouTube

‘Videos about the legislative process, user tips, and more – brought to you by Congress.gov.’
URL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpAGnumt6iV6j07liSyksxaQe_KmPbeow

Constitutional Law: Structures of Power and Individual Rights

MIT Open Courseware

‘This course examines American constitutional law in historical and modern context. It focuses closely on the constitutional text and Supreme Court case law. It explores the allocation of decision-making authority among government institutions, including the distribution of power across the branches of the federal government and between the federal and state governments.
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-245-constitutional-law-structures-of-power-and-individual-rights-spring-2013/ The course also examines the guarantees of individual rights and liberties stemming from the due process, equal protection, and other clauses in the Bill of Rights and post Civil War amendments.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-245-constitutional-law-structures-of-power-and-individual-rights-spring-2013/

Constitutional Reforms in Russia

Saint Petersburg State University on Coursera

‘The course prepared by one of the best Russian experts in constitutional law will focus on political, economic and cultural dimensions of the Russian constitutional system. Historical background of constitutional reforms and today developments will be discussed, basing on concrete examples of these developments.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/constitutional-reforms-in-russia

Consumer Law

University of Nottingham

‘We are all consumers of goods and services, and we all, at some time or other, appreciate the protection that the law offers. The law has been used to protect consumers for a long time. Magna Carta makes reference to a type of weights and measures law in 1215, and, as you will imagine, consumer law has developed a long way since then. What’s more, it’s about to develop a lot further.’
URL: https://rdmc.nottingham.ac.uk/handle/internal/191

Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract

Harvard on edX

‘Contracts are a part of our everyday life, arising in collaboration, trust, promise and credit. How are contracts formed? What makes a contract enforceable? What happens when one party breaks a promise?’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/contract-law-trust-promise-contract-harvardx-hls2x-3

Copyright

University of Nottingham

‘In using copyright works (e.g. journals or newspaper articles, books, photographs, music) for study or research you are expected to observe certain legal and ethical constraints. In particular, you are bound to abide by the law of copyright. This resource helps you to see how copyright could affect the way you study, research and work while at university. This resource is suitable for all levels of study.’
URL: https://rdmc.nottingham.ac.uk/handle/internal/163

Copyright for Educators and Librarians

Duke University on Coursera

‘Fear and uncertainty about copyright law often plagues educators and sometimes prevents creative teaching. This course is a professional development opportunity designed to provide a basic introduction to US copyright law and to empower teachers and librarians at all grade levels. Course participants will discover that the law is designed to help educators and librarians.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/copyright-for-education

Copyright for Librarians

Harvard

‘Copyright for Librarians is a joint project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), a network of library consortia in 50 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. The goal of the project is to provide librarians in developing and transitional countries information concerning copyright law. More specifically, it aspires to inform librarians concerning:
copyright law in general the aspects of copyright law that most affect libraries
how librarians in the future could most effectively participate in the processes by which copyright law is interpreted and shaped.’
URL: https://cyber.harvard.edu/copyrightforlibrarians/Main_Page#How_to_Use_this_Course

CopyrightX

Harvard

‘CopyrightX explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the law should be reformed. Through a combination of recorded lectures, assigned readings, weekly seminars, live interactive webcasts, and online discussions, participants in the course examine and assess the ways in which the copyright system seeks to stimulate and regulate creative expression.’
URL: http://copyx.org/

Corruption

University of Pennsylvania on Coursera

‘You can’t understand the world today if you don’t understand corruption. Every day, we see high-level government officials resigning, governments changing, hundreds of thousands of people standing in squares, holding up signs, and often risking their lives to protest the corruption in the world. It’s critically important to the health of our societies to understand what people are protesting against. We want to understand corruption. This course is designed to teach you about what corruption is, what causes corruption, the effects of corruption, and how to control corruption. We’ll be talking about this from a global perspective using examples from all over the world. We’ll also be talking about corruption from the perspective of countries, governments, businesses, citizens, and the people within these entities. At the end of this course, you’ll have a better understanding of why the world is changing according to the path of corruption. If you’re in a position to make changes within your respective entity, to make decisions about corruption, you’ll be able to make better decisions.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/wharton-corruption

Crime, Justice and Society

University of Sheffield on Future Learn

‘What should the role of the police be? How do victims experience criminal justice? Are there alternative responses to crime instead of prosecution and conviction?
On this course, you’ll learn alongside specialists from the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Criminological Research and hear from those with firsthand experience of the criminal justice system, like the police, probation officers, former prisoners and criminal lawyers.’
URL: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/crime-justice-society

Crimes of the Powerful

OpenLearn

‘This free course examines the complexities of, and barriers to, setting new criminological research agendas by considering the difficulties associated with conducting research on crimes of the powerful.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/crimes-the-powerful/content-section-0

Criminology beyond crime

OpenLearn

‘This free course, Criminology beyond crime, examines the notion of ‘social harm’ as an alternative to the legal definition of ‘crime’. To illustrate this concept, the course considers developments in Green Criminology, which have sought to examine the problems of global environmental harm and the myriad interactions between human beings and the natural environment.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/criminology-beyond-crime/content-section-0

Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security

University of Adelaide on edX

‘Understand the competing tensions of laws related to privacy and national security, and the impending consequences of this battle for our networked world.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/cyberwar-surveillance-security-adelaidex-cyber101x-0

Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alison

This free online course in Alternative Dispute Resolution offers you a comprehensive review of dispute resolution, and covers topics such as common causes of conflict and how to overcome them, negotiation skills, and a guide to alternative dispute resolution practices and procedures.
URL: https://alison.com/course/diploma-in-alternative-dispute-resolution

Diploma in Legal Studies: Revised 2017

Alison

‘This course from Alison.com gives you the opportunity to study key subjects in legal studies, greatly increasing your understanding and knowledge of legal systems and related procedures and practices.’
URL: https://alison.com/course/diploma-in-legal-studies-revised-2017

Does Prison Work

OpenLearn

‘Does prison work and what purpose does it serve? This free course allows you to listen to a discussion on the purpose, efficacy and regulation of prisons. Does prison benefit those serving the sentence or simply satisfy a public demand?’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/sociology/does-prison-work/content-section-0

Employer – Employee Law

Alison

‘In this free online law of agency course, you will learn about the relationship between the agent and principal and how the principal gives authority to the agent to act on their behalf. You will gain a better understanding of the three types of authority a principal can give to an agent – actual authority, apparent authority and ratified authority.’
URL: https://alison.com/course/employer-employee-law

English Common Law: Structure and Principles

University of London on Coursera

‘The Common Law of England and Wales is one of the major global legal traditions. In order to understand the common law, we need to deal with its history, and the development of its characteristic institutions like the jury, judge made law, parliamentary sovereignty and due process. We also need to ask some critical questions. What role does democracy play in the development of the common law? To what extent are human rights central to the modern common law? How does the common law of England and Wales relate to the law of the European Union? Answering these questions will give us insights into the current challenges the law faces and its possible futures.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/common-law

English Legal System Lectures

University of London International Programmes Undergraduate Laws Programme on YouTube

URL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7PY2l42TPJx5HRLCypMAUS41apvZENR3

Environmental Ethics, Justice and World Views

Saylor Academy

‘This course will introduce the concept of environmental ethics, a philosophy that extends the ethical concepts traditionally applied to human behavior to address the entire natural world. The course will outline the history of environmental ethics, discuss the idea of environmental justice, and explore how our views about the natural world have changed over time.’
URL: https://learn.saylor.org/course/view.php?id=21

Environmental Law and Policy

UC Berkeley Webcast on Internet Archive

URL: https://archive.org/details/ucberkeley-webcast-PLF51816806B113198
URL: https://archive.org/details/ucberkeley-webcast-PL4A26CE52D23C831D

Equity: law and idea

OpenLearn

‘This free course, Equity – law and idea, gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills in and knowledge and understanding of legal principles. Beyond the confines of the Common Law of England and Wales Equity is rarely discussed or understood, but has long played a vital role in the social, economic, cultural and political life of the nation. As a principle of justice however, equity can be traced back millennia and found, for example, in many different forms of religious and political thought the world over. As law, Equity is important; as an idea, it is timeless.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/equity-law-and-idea/content-section-0

Ethics and the Law on the Electronic Frontier

MIT Open Courseware

‘This course considers the interaction between law, policy, and technology as they relate to the evolving controversies over control of the Internet. In addition, there will be an in-depth treatment of privacy and the notion of “transparency” — regulations and technologies that govern the use of information, as well as access to information.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-805-ethics-and-the-law-on-the-electronic-frontier-fall-2005/

The EU and Human Rights

KU Leuven on edX

‘Learn how the EU affects your human rights and gain insights into the ways the EU can enhance its positive impact on human rights worldwide.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/eu-human-rights-kuleuvenx-euhurix-0

EU policy and implementation: making Europe work!

Universiteit Leiden on Coursera

‘People have become more critical of European policy and often seem to prefer local policy solutions in response to globalisation problems. How do you experience EU policy? Does it help? And if not, how can we change this? In this course, we learn how EU policy is made, and how policy is transferred to member states and implemented by various authorities, including regional and local governments. We discuss the challenges of the European multi-level governance structure. We also focus on the main causes of policy failure or success. On this journey, we focus on actual policy and present the views of various experts: how easy is it to establish yourself in another EU-country? How do governments make sure that the air you breathe is clean? And who is responsible?’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/eu-making-europe-work

Europe and the Law

OpenLearn

‘With this free course, Europe and the law, you will gain a basic understanding of EU law and the interaction between EU and domestic law. It will provide a brief explanation of the European Convention on Human Rights and other European legislation, as well as the background to such institutions as the European Council, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/europe-and-the-law/content-section-0

European Business Law: Competing in Europe

Lund University on Coursera

‘This six-week course titled Competing in Europe is the third in a series of three exploring some of the main business aspects of European Union law. Besides providing learners with a sound knowledge base of European laws and regulations, the series explores business considerations within a broader perspective by including inputs from leading law practitioners in the field. More specifically, the third course discusses how to compete on the internal market and protect your brand, product or invention. It includes legal disciplines such as Intellectual Property law (IP law), Competition law and specific branches within Public law, such as public procurement and state aid.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/eu-competition-law

European Business Law: Doing Business in Europe

Lund University on Coursera

‘This six-week course titled Doing Business in Europe is the second in a series of three exploring some of the main business aspects of European Union law. Besides providing learners with a sound knowledge base of European laws and regulations relevant to establishing and managing a company within the European Union, the course also explores business considerations within a broader perspective by including inputs from leading law practitioners in the field. More specifically, the course discusses strategic and financial considerations within Company law, as well as Labour law issues such as restructuring enterprises, working conditions and handling crises situations. The course also examines other legal areas such as Tax law, Environmental law and Private International law, and how they tie in to doing business in Europe.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/eu-law-doing-business

European Business Law: Understanding the Fundamentals

Lund University on Coursera

‘The European Union is one of the world’s largest and most important economies. This five week course is the first in a series of three that will provide students with an insight into European Business Law. The series ranges from considering the basic structures and principles of the European Union to focusing on various specialized areas of law. Each course will give the students an understanding of the laws and policies that regulate the internal market of European Union, as well as relevant case law and useful inputs from leading practitioners in the field.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/european-law-fundamentals

Exclusion Clauses

OpenLearn

‘This free course focuses on the use of exclusion clauses in contracts. Exclusion clauses are terms of a contract which seek to exclude or limit a party’s liability for loss or damage. The course looks at when and how such clauses are used, the approach taken by the courts and the role of legislation in this area.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/exclusion-clauses/content-section-0

Exploring Copyright: History, Culture, Industry

CISAC University on Future Learn

‘Understand the importance of copyright and learn its history, from the Renaissance to the Internet, with this free online course.’
URL: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/exploring-copyright#section-educators

Exploring the boundaries of international law

OpenLearn

‘This free course, Exploring the boundaries of international law, is designed to provide you with an introduction to key concepts underpinning your study of international law. It introduces the concept of international legal personality, explores the status of the state, the principle of sovereignty and summarises the principles of jurisdiction.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/exploring-the-boundaries-international-law/content-section-0

Forced and Precarious Labor in the Global Economy: Slavery by Another Name?

Wits University on edX

‘Led by some of the world’s leading authorities in the field, this course provides an introduction to the role of forced and precarious labor in the global economy. Building upon content from the widely acclaimed online platform ‘Beyond Trafficking and Slavery,’ it explores how vulnerable workers – whose conditions are frequently compared to slavery – routinely endure precarious pay and conditions in order to generate goods and services further up the economic chain.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/forced-labour-and-precarious-labour-in-the-global-economy-slavery-by-another-name

Forensic psychology

OpenLearn

‘Explore how your own mind works, and discover how the limitations of the human brain can lead to major miscarriages of justice.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/forensic-psychology/content-section-overview-0

Forensic Psychology: Witness Investigation

Open University on Future Learn

‘Using videos of real witnesses, from behind the scenes of a police investigation, this course explores the psychology of eyewitness testimony.’
URL: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/forensic-psychology?lr=13

Freedom of Expression in the Age of Globalization

Columbia University on edX

‘Freedom of Expression is at the heart of many global controversies and challenges. Learn about the scope, limits and abuses of this fundamental human right.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/freedom-expression-age-globalization-columbiax-foe1x

From Brexit to the break-up of Britain?

OpenLearn

‘This free course sets the experience of Brexit in the context of the UK. It first analyses Brexit as a symptom of the political, economic and social geography of the UK, focusing on its uneven development in a country increasingly dominated by London and the South East of England. It then considers how the divisions within the UK (within England as well as between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) were reflected in the voting patterns of the 2016 referendum. Finally, the course reflects on the implications of these short-term and long-term trends for the UK’s future as a multinational state.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/brexit-the-break-britain/content-section-overview

Fundamentals of Business Law

Alison

‘This course reviews important principles found in business law. These principles include details on sole proprietorship, general partnerships, limited partnerships and incorporations. This course explains principles of business law in a clear and easy to understand way. The course also covers topics such as legal requirements, legal recommendations, financial status, taxation, and liability related to these principles. This free online course will be of interest to business professionals and students of law who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of laws relating to business and commerce.’
URL: https://alison.com/course/fundamentals-of-business-law

Gender and the Law in U.S. History

MIT Open Courseware

‘This subject explores the legal history of the United States as a gendered system. It examines how women have shaped the meanings of American citizenship through pursuit of political rights such as suffrage, jury duty, and military service, how those political struggles have varied for across race, religion, and class, as well as how the legal system has shaped gender relations for both women and men through regulation of such issues as marriage, divorce, work, reproduction, and the family. The course readings will draw from primary and secondary materials in American history, as well as some court cases. However, the focus of the class is on the broader relationship between law and society, and no technical legal knowledge is required or assumed.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/history/21h-225j-gender-and-the-law-in-u-s-history-spring-2004/

Gender Equality and Sexual Diversity

Udemy

‘Overview of the main landmarks and institutions in the fight for gender equality and the rights of sexual minorities.’
URL: https://www.udemy.com/gender-equality-and-sexual-diversity/

Genomics for Law

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Coursera

‘Genomics for Law provides a unique framework to review the history and basics of genomics research as well as explore how genomics has, and will continue to, interact with the law.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/genomics-for-law

Global Justice

Saylor Academy

‘How might you define, understand, and uphold justice in a global and globalizing world? That question forms the focal point of this course. It leads to an examination of whether or not global justice is impossible because of a chaotic and extremely diverse world, or to varying degrees, whether or not justice by its very nature demands a global context and scope of applicability. Justice, whether considered in abstraction or applied contexts, is fundamentally about human rights. We will begin this course with an exploration of human rights, a subject that grounds the entire course. Embedded in the human rights context is an analysis of the political theories of justice-through a cursory review of some of the seminal texts on global justice-along with an examination of applied and distributive justice focusing on specific issues or problems that have arisen in contemporary global dynamics. Thus, gender/sexuality, race/ethnicity, genocide, self-determination, environmental concerns, class, and participatory rights become the concrete realities to be explored in light of the theoretical material on global justice.’
URL: https://learn.saylor.org/course/view.php?id=50

Health Law, Policy, and Advocacy

Doane University on edX

‘To be an effective agent of change, a healthcare administrator must have a foundational understanding of healthcare advocacy, law, and regulatory issues, as well as compliance. This course will focus on a wide range of important issues in health law, health policy and the factors at play when developing a strategic advocacy platform such as bioethics and informed consent. At the conclusion of this course, learners will be able to identify health policies that promote quality, advocacy and system change within a healthcare organization.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/health-law-policy-and-advocacy

Human Rights Activism, Advocacy and Change

Curtin University on edX

‘In this course you will explore the role of social movements, advocacy groups and different forms of activism in bringing about change. It covers a range of social movement theories and concepts and explores specific movements and campaigns to illustrate the diversity of movement philosophies, methods and outcomes.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/human-rights-activism-advocacy-change-curtinx-hrig3x-0

Human Rights: At Home and Abroad

MIT Open Courseware

‘This course provides a rigorous and critical introduction to the foundation, structure and operation of the international human rights movement, as it has evolved through the years and as it impacts the United States. The course introduces students to the key theoretical debates in the field including the historical origin and character of the modern idea of human rights, the debate between universality and cultural relativism, between civil and human rights, between individual and community, and the historically contentious relationship between the West and the Rest in matters of sovereignty and human rights, drawing on real life examples from current affairs.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-164-human-rights-at-home-and-abroad-fall-2015/

Human Rights Defenders

Amnesty International on edX

‘In this online course, you will follow their stories, learn how they mitigate risks and explore the creative ways they use to speak up. You will find out what drives them to take action, witness what defenders can achieve and discover how you can use your voice to defend your rights and those of others.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/human-rights-defenders1

Human Rights and Development

Curtin University on edX

‘In this course you will learn the meaning of development based on human rights and social justice perspectives. You will understand how development is practiced based on the needs, rights and capabilities of individuals; and critically explore the strengths and shortcomings of these approaches.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/human-rights-development-curtinx-hrig2x-0#!

Human Rights and Law

OpenLearn

‘Human rights now seem to take precedent over many areas of our lives, but where do these rights come from and how did they develop? This free course, Human rights and the law, looks at the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights and its influence on law in the UK and examines the Human Rights Act 1998.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/human-rights-and-law/content-section-0

Human Rights for Open Societies

Utrecht University on Coursera

‘Human rights are under pressure in many places across the globe. Peaceful protests are violently quashed. Voting is tampered with. And minorities are often excluded from decision-making. All of this threatens the ideal of an open society in which each of us can be free and participate equally. A solid protection of human rights is needed for an open society to exist and to flourish. But it is often an uphill battle to work towards that ideal. Equip yourself and learn more about what human rights are and how they work.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/humanrights

Human Rights: The Rights of Refugees

Amnesty International on edX

‘Take action for human rights. This course will teach you about the human rights of refugees and empower you to defend them.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/human-rights-rights-refugees-amnesty-internationalx-rights2x

Human Rights Theory and Philosophy

Curtin University on edX

‘The course commences through exploring the development of the conventional understanding of universal human rights and then moves to critiquing this concept from cultural relativist, postmodern, postcolonial and feminist perspectives. It also examines understandings of human rights from a range of cultural and religious perspectives as well as other contemporary rights issues.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/human-rights-theory-philosophy-curtinx-hrig1x-0#!

Insights into cybercrime and electronic evidence

Udemy

‘A basic introduction for non-technicians with a background or interest in criminal justice.’
URL: https://www.udemy.com/insights-into-cybercrime-and-electronic-evidence/

Intellectual Property Law and Policy – Part 1: IP and Patent Laws

University of Pennsylvania on edX

‘Explore the legal doctrines at the core of the innovation economy and learn how legal rights and information shape our lives.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/intellectual-property-law-policy-part-1-pennx-iplaw1x

Intellectual Property Law and Policy – Part 2: Copyright and Trademark Laws

University of Pennsylvania on edX

‘Explore the theories of copyright and trademark laws and policy implications in this IP law course.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/intellectual-property-law-policy-part-2-pennx-iplaw2x

International Climate Change Law and Policy

University of Newcastle, Australia on edX

‘This course will equip you with the fundamentals of International Climate Change Law and Policy. You will learn to critically assess Environmental Economics theory and its application to climate change policy, including the use of market-based policy approaches such as environmental taxes and emissions trading.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/international-climate-change-law-and-policy

International Human Rights Law

Louvain on edX

‘Learn how an individual’s human rights are protected from both public and private power by international laws.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/international-human-rights-law-louvainx-louv2x#!

International Humanitarian Law

Louvain on edX

‘Learn how international law regulates armed conflicts, protects individuals in wartime, including terrorism, and guarantees minimum compliance.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/international-humanitarian-law-louvainx-louv16x

International Investment Law

Université catholique de Louvain on edX

‘Learning and understanding the features and dynamics of international investment law is key not only for international lawyers and policy-makers, but it is also important knowledge for all well-informed citizens.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/international-investment-law-0

International Law

Saylor Academy

‘In this course, you will learn fundamental principles of international law and examine the historical development of these laws. The nature of international law differs in many respects from local, state, and federal law. International laws are formed by either customary international norms or by treaty or multilateral agreements by organizations like the United Nations.’
URL: https://legacy.saylor.org/polsc412/Intro/

International Law in Action: the Arbitration of International Disputes

Universiteit Leiden on Coursera

‘‘The Arbitration of International Disputes’ is the third course of Leiden University’s series on International Law in Action. The first course covered generalities on the international courts and tribunals in The Hague, while the second course provided an insider’s perspective into the work of international criminal courts and tribunals. This third course explores the major aspects of international arbitration as one of the most common method of international dispute settlement . Through this course you will gain an in-depth understanding of the various facets of international arbitration through the analysis of its role as a mechanism of dispute settlement, its institutions, the fields of law it is applicable to, and, of course, its most famous awards.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/arbitration-international-disputes

International Law in Action: A Guide to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague

Universiteit Leiden on Coursera

‘International Law in Action explains the functions of each international court and tribunal present in The Hague, and it looks at how these institutions address contemporary problems. On the basis of selected cases, and through interviews with judges and lawyers, you will explore the role of these courts and tribunals and their potential to contribute to global justice.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-law-in-action

International Law In Action: Investigating and Prosecuting International Crimes

Universiteit Leiden on Coursera

‘Investigating and Prosecuting International Crimes’ is the second course in Leiden University’s new series on International Law in Action. The first course covered international courts and tribunals in The Hague in general. This second course provides an insider perspective into the work of international criminal courts and tribunals. You will learn about the investigation and prosecution of international crimes in The Hague.
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-law-in-action-2

International Water Law

University of Geneva on Coursera

‘In recent decades, international law has undergone a series of major developments in order to accommodate the many new facets of freshwater management and protection. The adoption of universal, regional and basin instruments highlights how important it is to study the evolution of international water regulations and to be able to identify the main principles in this field. This course aims to provide the necessary background to understand and examine the regulation applicable to transboundary freshwaters especially to rivers, lakes and aquifers. It presents the principles and legal standards that govern the use, sharing, management and protection of these resources.’
ULR: https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-water-law

International Women’s Health and Human Rights

Stanford University on Coursera

‘This course focuses on women’s health and human rights issues from infancy through old age, including information about positive interventions relating to those issues. Learners are encouraged to interact with each other through interactive discussions.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/womens-health-human-rights

Internet Giants: The Law and Economics of Media Platforms

The University of Chicago on Coursera

‘This seven-week course will explore the relationship between law and technology with a strong focus on the law of the United States with some comparisons to laws around the world, especially in Europe. Tech progress is an important source of economic growth and raises broader questions about the human condition, including how culture evolves and who controls that evolution. Technology also matters in countless other ways as it often establishes the framework in which governments interact with their citizens, both in allowing speech and blocking it and in establishing exactly what the boundaries are between private life and the government. And technology itself is powerfully shaped by the laws that apply in areas as diverse as copyright, antitrust, patents, privacy, speech law and the regulation of networks.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/internetgiants

Introducing research in law and beyond

OpenLearn

‘This free course, Introducing research in law and beyond, is designed to introduce you to the skills required to develop and complete a legal research project. You will learn about the complexities of research, how to identify a research topic, how to conduct a literature review and how to develop research questions. This course also considers the uses and applications of information and data, research methods, the process of analysing information to draw valid conclusions, and explains how to write up a research proposal.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/introducing-research-law-and-beyond/content-section-0

Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alison

‘The free online course Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution describes the benefits of using ADR as a conflict resolution method, how to prepare for an ADR process, and how confidentiality is maintained during the ADR process. The course also outlines both the common and uncommon methods of ADR and the situations in which each method can be used.’
URL: https://alison.com/course/introduction-to-alternative-dispute-resolution

An Introduction to American Law

University of Pennsylvania on Coursera

‘This course will give you a glimpse into six different areas of American law: Tort Law, Contract Law, Property, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Procedure. You will gain insight into the complexities and dilemmas that arise from the application of law in different settings, and what is distinctive about American approaches.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/american-law

Introduction to Copyright Law

MIT Open Courseware

‘This course is an introduction to copyright law and American law in general. Topics covered include: structure of federal law; basics of legal research; legal citations; how to use LexisNexis®; the 1976 Copyright Act; copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education; fair use; Napster®, Grokster®, and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing; Library Access to Music Project; The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act; DVDs and encryption; software licensing; the GNU® General Public License and free software.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-912-introduction-to-copyright-law-january-iap-2006/

Introduction to Copyright Law in America

MIT on Alison

‘With the wide-spread use of the Internet copyright has become a very important issue for publishers of books, music, software, films, television programmes and many other industries. This free online course is an introduction to copyright law as practised in the United States, however, the principles and concepts will be of interest to legal professionals in other jurisdictions. The course reviews the structure of copyright under federal law, the basics of legal research and legal citations. It examines copyright and its applications in the music and broadcasting industries, and looks at legal cases involving examples such as Napster, Grokster and peer-to-peer file sharing services. It also reviews software licensing, and the General Public License and free software. This course will be of great interest to legal and business professionals who would like to learn more about copyright law and how it is practised in the United States, and to students who are pursuing a career in the legal professions and would like to learn more about this very important legal topic.’
URL: https://alison.com/course/introduction-to-copyright-law-in-america

Introduction to Critical Criminology

OpenLearn

‘This free course, Introduction to critical criminology, provides a brief introduction to critical criminological thinking. It defines the ways in which critical criminologists take a ‘critical stance’ on the fundamental concepts, practices and institutions associated with crime and criminal justice systems.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/introduction-critical-criminology/content-section-0

Introduction to Employee Investigation in the UK

Alison UK

‘An employer becomes aware of possible illegal or inappropriate conduct by a member of staff. The employer now has to consider what action they will take to establish the facts and, if appropriate, take disciplinary action or contact the police. This free online employee investigation course takes the learner through the role of an Employee Investigator referencing the Private Security industry, the Police force and the law as it applies in the UK. To work within the law in the UK the learner will be introduced to all the major legislation impacting on the role of Employee Investigator, from RIPA and PACE to the TORT law and what constitutes theft. The learner will also be introduced to Employee Rights, how to document any findings from an investigation, how the Employee Investigator should conduct him/herself during the investigation, how to report back to the client and how to proceed with an arrest should that become necessary. This free online employee investigation course will be of great interest to security professionals wanting to work as an Employee Investigator, and to employers and human resource professionals who need to understand the role of the Employee Investigator.’
URL: https://alison.com/course/introduction-to-employee-investigation-in-the-uk

Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Coursera

‘Environmental law may be the one institution standing between us and planetary exhaustion. It is also an institution that needs to be reconciled with human liberty and economic aspirations. This course considers these issues and provides a tour though existing legal regimes governing pollution, water law, endangered species, toxic substances, environmental impact analyses, and environmental risk.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/environmental-law

Introduction to European Union law

OpenLearn

This free course introduces the law of the European Union. It provides a broad overview of the legal framework, including historic dimension, the discussion of competences and a synopsis of the way Member States can join and leave the European Union, from a legal perspective. It covers unique concepts of European Union law, such as subsidiarity, and how these relate to national legal systems. Knowledge of law or prior legal studies to this course can be supportive but are not essential.
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/introduction-european-union-law/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab

Introduction to Human Rights

Udemy

‘General introduction to international human rights, as well as an overview of some specific topics in this field.’
URL: https://www.udemy.com/introduction-to-human-rights/

Introduction to International Criminal Law

Case Western Reserve University on Coursera

‘From the Nuremberg trial to the case against Saddam Hussein, from the prosecution of Al-Qaeda terrorists to the trial of Somali pirates – no area of law is as important to world peace and security as international criminal law. Taught by one of the world’s leading experts in the field, this course will educate students about the fundamentals of international criminal law and policy. We will explore the contours of international crimes such as genocide, war crimes, terrorism, and piracy. We will examine unique modes of international criminal liability and specialized defenses. And we will delve into the challenges of obtaining custody of the accused and maintaining control of the courtroom.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-criminal-law

Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases

University of Pennsylvania on Coursera

‘This course offers an introduction to the U.S. Constitution and landmark Supreme Court cases interpreting it. It explores the Constitution’s origins, its amendment over the years, and methods of constitutional interpretation. Topics include the nature and structure of the federal government, the powers of the federal government, and individual rights.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/constitution

Introduction to law in Wales

OpenLearn

‘This free course, Introduction to law in Wales, gives a brief overview of the legal history in Wales from the 12th century, followed by an overview of devolution and referendums, the law making powers of the Welsh Assembly and the possible future for legal Wales.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/introduction-law-wales/content-section-0

Introduction to the UK Parliament: People, Processes and Public Participation

Houses of Parliament on Future Learn

‘This free online course will introduce you to the work and role of the UK Parliament. From setting the age at which we start school to deciding pension policy, the UK Parliament makes laws that impact our lives, our work and our wider society.’
URL: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/introduction-uk-parliament

Judges and the Law

OpenLearn

‘How do judges make law? This free course, Judges and the law, will examine how the common law system works, the differences between ‘civil code’ and ‘common law’ systems, and the advantages and disadvantages of the common law system. The role of the judiciary in the law-making process is explored by examining the origins of common law, the system of precedent and the rules of statutory interpretation.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/judges-and-the-law/content-section-0

JuryX: Deliberations for Social Change

Harvard on edX

‘Deliberate emotionally charged issues with your peers online without fear or rancor, and experience a system by which a jury, or any community, can move from a place of deep division to agreement and action.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/juryx-deliberations-social-change-harvardx-hls3x-0

Justice, Mercy and Mass Incarceration

Vanderbilt University on Coursera

‘There are three orienting facts that render mass incarceration in the United States an ethical problem worthy of our deep consideration. First, the rate of incarceration has grown dramatically over the last 40 years so that today there are 2.2 million people in prison or jail, and another 5 million on probation or parole. This means that 1/32 adults in the USA are under state supervision. Second, the application of incarceration is disproportionately applied to the poor, people of color, and other vulnerable populations. Research shows that 85-90% of those in the criminal justice system fall below the poverty line, and the experience of incarceration only impoverishes people further. The consequences of having a criminal record are harsh and debilitating, ranging from family disruption, social alienation, and disenfranchisement. In these ways and others, the current situation of crime and punishment represents a dramatic moral challenge. Finally, victims of crime are themselves poorly served by the current system, often ignored or sidelined in the machinery of punishment.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/massincarceration

Law and Justice

University of Oklahoma on JANUX

‘What makes a law just? In this course we explore fundamental questions about the nature of law and justice through engagement with the great texts of the western tradition. The course covers the sweep of documented history in five units: classical Greece, ancient Rome, early Christianity, the Enlightenment, and the age of market capitalism. The focus of this course is on law, because law is the meeting point between the theory and practice of justice. With Aristotle’s Politics as our principal guide, we will participate in an ancient and enduring conversation about the nature of law and justice.’
URL: https://janux.ou.edu/course.tag-nextthought-com-2011-10-nti-courseinfo-fall2015-clc-3403.html

Law, Social Movements, and Public Policy: Comparative and International Experience

MIT Open Courseware

‘This course studies the interaction between law, courts, and social movements in shaping domestic and global public policy. Examines how groups mobilize to use law to affect change and why they succeed and fail. The class uses case studies to explore the interplay between law, social movements, and public policy in current areas such as gender, race, labor, trade, environment, and human rights. Finally, it introduces the theories of public policy, social movements, law and society, and transnational studies.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-166-law-social-movements-and-public-policy-comparative-and-international-experience-spring-2012/

Law and Society

MIT Open Courseware

‘Law is a common and yet distinct aspect of everyday life in modern societies. This course examines the central features of law as a social institution and as a feature of popular culture. We will explore the nature of law as a set of social systems, central actors in the systems, legal reasoning, and the relationship of the legal form and reasoning to social change. The course emphasizes the relationship between the internal logic of legal devices and economic, political and social processes. Emphasis is placed upon developing a perspective which views law as a practical resource, a mechanism for handling the widest range of unspecified social issues, problems, and conflicts, and at the same time, as a set of shared representations and aspirations.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/anthropology/21a-219-law-and-society-spring-2003/

Law and Society in US History

MIT Open Courseware

‘As events of the last few years have shown, the Supreme Court has played a crucial role in American political life. There is practically no issue of social significance in the American past that did not at some point end up in the nation’s courtrooms, yet much of the workings of the constitution remain obscure. This subject is designed to introduce students to the main themes and events of American constitutional law since 1787. It introduces terms and concepts of law and legal history, focusing on three recurring themes in American public life: liberty, equality, and property. Readings consist mostly of original court cases, especially from the U.S. Supreme Court, but the focus of the class is on the historical connections between those cases and broader social, political, and cultural trends.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/history/21h-224-law-and-society-in-us-history-spring-2003/

Law for Non-Lawyers: Introduction to Law

Monash University on Future Learn

‘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.’
URL: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/law-for-non-lawyers

The law-making process in England and Wales

OpenLearn

‘This free course, The law-making process in England and Wales, introduces you to the sources of law in England and Wales. It examines the democratic law-making process and how and by whom proposed legislation is initiated, before introducing you to the Westminster Parliament, which creates legislation. It is within this Parliament that proposed legislation is considered and becomes law.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/the-law-making-process-england-and-wales/content-section-0

The Law of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets

MIT Open Courseware

‘The course is designed to be an introduction to business law that covers the fundamentals, including contracts, liability, regulation, employment, and corporations. This class also provides an in-depth treatment of the law of finance.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-617-the-law-of-corporate-finance-and-financial-markets-spring-2004/

The Law of Mergers and Acquisitions

MIT Open Courseware

‘This course is designed to give students an introduction to the law-sensitive aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). In Module I, we examine the legal implications of key roles and deal structures, and walk through some of the issues that would typically arise in a simple and friendly transaction. We also give a class to the legal issues arising in LBOs and the legal concerns of financial sponsors more generally, and another class to employment-related issues, including those relating to managers facing unsettled circumstances.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-649-the-law-of-mergers-and-acquisitions-spring-2003/

Law, Social Movements, and Public Policy: Comparative and International Experience

MIT Open Courseware

‘This course studies the interaction between law, courts, and social movements in shaping domestic and global public policy. Examines how groups mobilize to use law to affect change and why they succeed and fail. The class uses case studies to explore the interplay between law, social movements, and public policy in current areas such as gender, race, labor, trade, environment, and human rights. Finally, it introduces the theories of public policy, social movements, law and society, and transnational studies.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-166-law-social-movements-and-public-policy-comparative-and-international-experience-spring-2012/

A Law Student’s Toolkit

Yale University on Coursera

‘Whether you are an advanced law student looking to review the basics, or an aspiring law student looking for head start, this course will help you build the foundation you will need to succeed in law school and beyond. This course will introduce you to terminology, concepts, and tools lawyers and legal academics use to make their arguments. It will help you follow these arguments—and make arguments of your own.
This course consists of a series of short lectures and assignments. A reading list complements each lesson, providing you with a roadmap to help you explore the subject matter more deeply on your own. Although the lessons may cross-reference each other, they are modular in nature: you should feel free to approach them in whatever order fits your schedule, interests, and needs.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/law-student

Legal Aspects of Property and Land Use

MIT Open Courseware

‘This course is designed to offer an advanced introduction to key legal issues that arise in the area of property and land-use in American law, with a comparative focus on the laws of India and South Africa. The focus of the course is not on law itself, but on the policy implications of various rules, doctrines and practices which are covered in great detail. Legal rules regulating property are among the most fundamental to American, and most other, economies and societies. The main focus is on American property and land use law due to its prominence in international development policy and practice as a model, though substantial comparative legal materials are also introduced from selected non-western countries such as India and South Africa.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-493-legal-aspects-of-property-and-land-use-fall-2005/

Legal Studies – The Adversary Trial System

Alison

‘This second installment of the free legal studies course examines the court and trial system in detail and explores various civil and criminal procedures in the context of real-world case studies. This course is a useful introduction to those who wish to learn and understand the role law plays in modern society and the intricacies of the justice and court system.’
URL: https://alison.com/course/legal-studies-the-adversary-trial-system

Legal Studies – Laws and the Judicial System

Alison

‘This law course presents the learner with a basic introduction to the world of legal studies. The lessons explore the definition of law and the role it plays in society, the nuanced differences between civil and criminal law and how various laws evolve over time. The course is an ideal study-aid for law students or for those who wish to acquaint themselves with the fundamentals of legal systems.’
URL: https://alison.com/course/legal-studies-laws-and-the-judicial-system

Legal skills and debates in Scotland

OpenLearn

‘This free course, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, explores the role, function and purpose of the courts in Scotland and their relationship with the law. You will gain an understanding of both the complexity of issues in the application and interpretation of law, and of human rights and their role in Scotland. Following this course, you will also be able to explain and demonstrate a number of skills, including problem solving, argument and reasoning.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/legal-skills-and-debates-scotland/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tab

Legal Tech & Startups

IE Business School on Coursera

‘LegalTech is the reaction to the disruption that technology is having across all sectors of the economy. Considering that the legal sector is one of the most resistant to change, due to its conservative nature, we can see just how different the future will be. In this course, IE professor Marti Manent will guide you through the essential stages of this disruption in technology, giving you the key tools and ideas to consider when starting your online business.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/legal-tech-startups

Making and using rules

OpenLearn

‘Rules affect us all, and the way they are made and interpreted could affect how we live. This free course, Making and using rules, explores how we could interpret and apply rules, and provides you with a basic understanding of rules and rule making within the English legal system.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/the-law/making-and-using-rules/content-section-0

The Meaning of Crime

OpenLearn

‘Tough on the causes of crime’. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free course, The meaning of crime, examines how we, as a ‘society’, define crime. You will look at the fear that is generated within communities and what evidence is available to support claims that are made about crime rates.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/sociology/the-meaning-crime/content-section-0

Migration

European University Institute on Future Learn

‘Migration often makes headlines; it’s become a key issue of politicians worldwide. But what is the reality of migration? This course will introduce you to key challenges of irregular migration and asylum seeking worldwide. You’ll look at key cases from around the globe, including asylum seekers arriving in Europe via the Mediterranean and Syrian refugees in Turkey, Central American labour migration to the USA and the Rohingya refugee challenge in Southeast Asia.’
URL: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/migration-facts

Modern Slavery

OpenLearn

‘This free course, Modern slavery, is designed to develop an understanding of the international system of human rights protection in relation to modern slavery, but also encourage an appreciation of the influence of International Human Rights Law on the development of the domestic system of human rights protection.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/the-law/modern-slavery/content-section-0

Open Government

TU Delft on edX

‘Explore the challenges, benefits and processes that governments and citizens face when deciding to join the Open Government Movement.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/open-government-delftx-og101x-0

Parliament in the UK

University of Nottingham

‘The module identifies and evaluates the role that Parliament plays in the political system. The module is both descriptive and analytical, comprising an introduction to Parliament (such as its place in the political process, and the impact of party) and an investigation into the effectiveness or otherwise of its scrutiny and influence of selected sectors of government responsibility. It covers the process of legislation, scrutiny, and links with the public. The module also includes consideration of the role of the House of Lords.’
URL: https://rdmc.nottingham.ac.uk/handle/internal/132

Patents, Copyrights, and the Law of Intellectual Property

MIT Open Courseware

‘This course is an intensive introduction to the U.S. law of intellectual property with major emphasis on patents, including what can be patented, the process of patent application, and the remedies for patent infringement.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-628j-patents-copyrights-and-the-law-of-intellectual-property-spring-2013/

Philosophy of Law

MIT Open Courseware

‘This course examines fundamental issues in the philosophy of law, including the nature and content of law, its relation to morality, theories of legal interpretation, and the obligation to obey the law, as well as philosophical issues and problems associated with punishment and responsibility, liberty, and legal ethics.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/linguistics-and-philosophy/24-235j-philosophy-of-law-spring-2012/

The Presidency and the Shape of the Supreme Court

Trinity College, Hartford on edX

‘This course focuses on a different side of the law than most law-based courses. Rather than exclusively examining the results of a court case, we will explore how law generally and court decisions specifically are shaped by politics, by the political processes that form American democracy. It is a process that a particular group of scholars have called the “political construction of law.” Put another way, judicial decisions, particularly those from the Supreme Court of the United States, should not be viewed as separate and distinct from the politics that shaped them. And in this course, we will seek to understand why.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/the-presidency-and-the-shape-of-the-supreme-court

Principles of Health Law and Regulatory Issues

Doane University on edX

‘Executives in healthcare systems must have an understanding of healthcare legal and regulatory issues surrounding finance and risk as well as compliance within the law in order to navigate and change the system. This course is a survey course that covers a wide range of important issues in health law.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/principles-of-health-law-and-regulatory-issues

Privacy Rights and the Law

OpenLearn

‘Privacy has long been recognised as an important human right, but how does society balance this right with the protection of others, such as the right to freedom of expression? This free course, Privacy rights and the law, will examine how privacy is protected in UK law and the impact on this of the European Convention on Human Rights.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/privacy-rights-and-the-law/content-section-0

Pro bono work and social justice

OpenLearn

‘Pro bono (‘for the public good’ in Latin) involves lawyers and law students giving up their time on a voluntary basis to help people who need legal assistance but do not have the means to afford it. In this free course, Pro bono work and social justice, you will consider the role of pro bono in law schools. You will examine the relationship between pro bono and legal aid, and evaluate whether pro bono should be mandatory. The theme of social justice will be explored and you will examine how innovation can address the justice gap. You will consider the development of the online court and the role that crowdfunding may play in facilitating access to justice.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/pro-bono-work-and-social-justice/content-section-0

The Problem with Crime

OpenLearn

‘This free course, The problem with crime, looks at the issues of order and disorder. Can the way these issues are represented change your view of a city? Taking Glasgow as an example, you will look at the problem of crime and how misrepresentation can easily occur.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/sociology/the-problem-crime/content-section-0

Property and Liability: An Introduction to Law and Economics

Wesleyan University on Coursera

‘Think about the oldest and most familiar principles of American law, property and proportional liability, in a new and surprising way, and learn to apply economic reasoning to an especially important and interesting aspect of life.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/property-law-and-economics

The Psychology of Criminal Justice

University of Queensland on edX

‘Learn how behavioural science can improve our criminal justice system.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/psychology-criminal-justice-uqx-crime101x-2

Restorative Justice and Practice: Emergence of a Social Movement

Victoria University of Wellington on edX

‘This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of restorative justice, widely regarded as one of the most important innovations in modern justice practice. Drawing particularly on the experience of New Zealand, it traces how restorative justice has grown from small beginnings into a wider social movement for change across all sectors of society, including schools, families, workplaces and community agencies.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/restorative-justice-and-practice-emergence-of-a-social-movement

Rethinking International Tax Law

Universiteit Leiden on Coursera

‘In recent years, the international tax planning strategies of multinationals have become a source of – often heated – debate. This course provides learners with the tools to become fully informed participants in the debate by explaining the foundations and practice of international tax law as well as addressing current developments and the ethical aspects of tax planning.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/international-taxation

Revolutionary Ideas: Borders, Elections, Constitutions, Prisons

University of Pennsylvania on Coursera

‘All political and legal institutions are built on foundational ideas. In this course, we will explore those ideas, taking the political institutions and political systems around us not as fixed and unquestionable, but as things to evaluate and, if necessary, to change. We will consider the ideas and arguments of some of the world’s most celebrated philosophers, including historical thinkers such as Plato, Hugo Grotius, David Hume, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, and more contemporary theorists such as Michelle Alexander, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Bryan Caplan, Angela Davis, Ronald Dworkin, Jon Elster, John Hart Ely, H.L.A. Hart, Michael Huemer, Andrew Rehfeld, and Jeremy Waldron.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/political-philosophy-2

Revolutionary Ideas: Utility, Justice, Equality, Freedom

University of Pennsylvania on Coursera

‘All political and legal institutions are built on foundational ideas. In this course, we will explore those ideas, taking the political institutions and political systems around us not as fixed and unquestionable, but as things to evaluate and, if necessary, to change. We will consider the ideas and arguments of some of the world’s most celebrated philosophers, including historical thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Mary Wollstonecraft, and John Stuart Mill; and more contemporary theorists such as Elizabeth Anderson, Isaiah Berlin, Thomas Christiano, Frantz Fanon, Amy Gutmann, Friedrich Hayek, Robert Nozick, Martha Nussbaum, Julius Nyerere, Ayn Rand, John Rawls, Peter Singer, and Kok-Chor Tan.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/political-philosophy

Rights and justice in international relations

OpenLearn

‘Can the concept of human rights be applied across borders or are rights culturally specific? Is it realistic, or even desirable, to aim at an international system based on universal principles of justice? This free course, Rights and justice in international relations, takes a critical view of the assumption that ‘rights are a good thing’ and looks at the problems that arise when they are applied in the international arena.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/politics/rights-and-justice-international-relations/content-section-0

Russian Trademark Law in Global Perspective

Higher School of Economics on Coursera

‘Learn about legal framework of trademark registration, protection and enforcement in Russia. You can also compare Russian approach with international standards enshrined in relevant treaties and discover problematic arears of trademark protection in the Russia.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/russian-trademark-law

Scottish courts and the law

OpenLearn

‘This free course, Scottish courts and the law, explores the role, function and purpose of the courts in Scotland and their relationship with the law. You consider the way in which cases come to court, the difference between the criminal and civil justice systems, the separation of powers, how individuals may become involved with the court system, the alternatives to courts that have evolved in recent decades and future advances that are being considered. You learn about the work of lawyers and the judiciary and explore how Scottish courts and tribunals operate in an open and transparent way working to ensure justice.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/scottish-courts-and-the-law/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tab

The Scottish Parliament and law making

OpenLearn

‘This free course, The Scottish Parliament and law making, explores the law making powers of the Scottish Parliament and examines its place in the UK’s constitution. It considers how, and why, laws are made by both the Scottish and UK Parliaments before exploring devolved matters, reserved matters, legislative competence, secondary legislation, and the work of MSPs and MPs. It discusses the characteristics of the constitution, the importance of the concept of the rule of law, how an Act of Parliament is structured and considers how and why members of the public are encouraged to become involved with the work of the Scottish Parliament.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/the-scottish-parliament-and-law-making/content-section-overview

Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Murdoch University of Future Learn

‘Security has become an important focus in recent years, not just for governments and corporations, but for individuals.
On this course, you’ll get an introduction to the global issues of security, conflict and terrorism. You’ll discover how to define security, what it means to be secure, and how security threats are dealt with.’
URL: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/security-terrorism

Social care, social work and the law – England and Wales

OpenLearn

‘This free course is made up of four extracts related to social care, social work and the law in England and Wales. The extracts are stand-alone sections but follow on from each other to make up this course. You will be introduced to five main themes that shape practice in the field of social care and social work. The aim of this course is to enhance your understanding of the relationship between social work practice and the law.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/social-care/social-work/social-care-social-work-and-the-law-england-and-wales/content-section-0

Starting with Law

OpenLearn

‘This free course, Starting with law, explores key legal concepts such as legal capacity and the rights and responsibilities of the individual. You will examine how laws are made, and how they affect us at different points in our lives. It is an ideal course if you are a beginner or returning to study.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/starting-law/content-section-0

Starting with law: An overview of the law

OpenLearn

‘The law is an interesting and lively subject that touches upon all aspects of everyday life. But how are laws in the UK made and who makes them? This free course, Starting with law: An overview of the law, will introduce you to the key players in law making in the UK and provide some helpful tips on study techniques.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/starting-law-overview-the-law/content-section-0

Technology, Law, and the Working Environment

MIT Open Courseware

‘This course addresses the relationship between technology-related problems and the law applicable to work environment. The National Labor Relations Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, state worker’s compensation, and suits by workers in the courts are discussed in the course. Problems related to occupational health and safety, collective bargaining as a mechanism for altering technology in the workplace, job alienation, productivity, and the organization of work are also addressed. Prior courses or experience in environmental, public health, or law-related areas will be useful.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/chemical-engineering/10-805j-technology-law-and-the-working-environment-spring-2006/

The technology of crime control

OpenLearn

‘How big an impact does CCTV have on your life? This free course, The technology of crime control, provides the opportunity to listen to an argument surrounding the purpose, efficacy and regulation of CCTV. Is it there for crime control or is Big Brother really watching?’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/sociology/the-technology-crime-control/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Georgetown University

‘This course on terrorism will explore the nuances involved in defining terrorism, the nature of Al Qaeda, Hamas, the Islamic State, and other important groups, the effectiveness of different counterterrorism tools, terrorist recruiting, counterterrorism and the rule of law, the political context in South Asia and the Middle East, and the terrorist use of technology.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/terrorism-counterterrorism-georgetownx-guix-501-03x-0

Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice

Universiteit Leiden on Coursera

‘Terrorism has arguably been one of the defining factors of our age. It frequently makes headlines, threatening or attacking governments, private business and ordinary citizens. And in many parts of the world, it has been one of the most important threats to peace, security and stability. But what does this exactly mean? What is the nature of this threat? Who or what is threatened, how, by whom and why? What can be done about it or how can we at least limit the impact of terrorism and make sure that terrorists do not make headlines and manage to scare us?’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/terrorism

Transition towards Democracy and Human Rights

Udemy

‘The Transition towards Democracy can be defined as a period of profound political change in the history of a country, when it transits from a state of political violence towards democratic peace, having to take charge of a legacy of human rights violations.’
URL: https://www.udemy.com/transition-towards-democracy-and-human-rights/

Trials in History

MIT Open Courseware

‘This seminar examines a number of famous trials in European and American history. It considers the salient issues (political, social, cultural) of several trials, the ways in which each trial was constructed and covered in public discussions at the time, the ways in which legal reasoning and storytelling interacted in each trial and in the later retellings of the trial, and the ways in which trials serve as both spectacle and a forum for moral and political reasoning. Students have an opportunity to study one trial in depth and present their findings to the class.’
URL: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/history/21h-907-trials-in-history-fall-2000/

Understanding Europe: Why It Matters and What It Can Offer You

HEC Paris on Coursera

‘Regardless of where you live, the European Union not only affects your life, but may also transform it. By learning how Europe works, a new world will open up to you and discover new jobs you never heard of.
The European Union has a large, yet often unnoticed, impact on many aspects of everybody’s life. We will analyze what the EU is doing for YOU regardless of where you live. We will also look at what YOU can do for and in Europe.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/europe

Understanding Financial Contracts

Alison

‘In this course you will learn more about the role of put and call options as financial contracts, what the difference between American and European options are, what going short and going long on investments mean, how to balance investment risks by taking a long straddle and how to use payoff diagrams to read the outcomes of put and call options.’
URL: https://alison.com/course/understanding-financial-contracts

Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation

University of Groningen on Future Learn

‘By developing good knowledge of the GDPR and understanding how it will affect you, you will learn about the first steps for making your organisation compliant and can immediately start taking them. You will explore data subjects’ rights, data controllers’ and processors’ obligations, and enforcement and compliance notions in the context of the Regulation.’
URL: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/general-data-protection-regulation?lr=2

Understanding the Origins of Crime

Open2Study

‘Criminologists, like scientists generally, agree that life resulted from a process of natural selection. But most do not use that information when studying what crime is and why it exists. In this course, you will learn the process of natural selection and how it can be used to make sense of criminal behaviour.’
URL: https://www.open2study.com/courses/understanding-the-origins-of-crime

Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat

University of Maryland on Coursera

‘The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence housed at the University of Maryland, offers a course looking at the who, what and how of Terrorism Studies, by introducing students to cutting-edge research from the social and behavioral sciences and the experts investigating these topics.’
URL: https://www.coursera.org/learn/understandingterror

U.S. Political Institutions: Congress, Presidency, Courts, and Bureaucracy

Harvard University on edX

‘In this part of our series on American Government, we will examine the separation of powers among the three branches of government, and the role of voters, political parties, and the broader federal bureaucracy. We’ll explore how “the people” affect the behavior of members of Congress, what constitutes success in a president’s domestic and foreign policies, and how much power an unelected judiciary should have in a democratic system.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/us-political-institutions-congress-presidency-courts-and-bureaucracy

The use of force in international law

OpenLearn

‘This free course, The use of force in international law, is designed to provide you with an introduction to one of the contentious topics in public international law: the use of force. In this course, you will explore international rules governing the use of force, including an introduction to the laws of war (International Humanitarian Law). Finally, you will also consider the dilemma of humanitarian intervention, which you can later apply in the game Saving Setrus.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society-politics-law/the-use-force-international-law/content-section-0

Westlaw UK Certification Training

Westlaw UK

‘Westlaw UK Certification Training gives you an interactive walk-through of Westlaw UK with the option to then test your skills and become Certified.
First, we’ll take you step-by-step through everything you need to know to be a Westlaw UK power user. If you decide to take the test and pass, you’ll be Certified in Westlaw UK and be sent a certificate in the post to demonstrate your skills, which you can list on your CV.’
URL: http://uklawstudent.thomsonreuters.com/research-the-law/get-certified-westlaw-uk/

Who counts as a refugee?

OpenLearn

‘The words ‘refugee’ and ‘asylum seeker’ have a wide variety of connotations in Britain, many of them negative. This free course, Who counts as a refugee?, explores how changing social policy and terminology help to shape, and are shaped by, the experiences of people seeking asylum in the UK.’
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/people-politics-law/politics-policy-people/geography/who-counts-refugee/content-section-0

Wiretaps to Big Data: Privacy and Surveillance in the Age of Interconnection

Cornell on edX

‘Explore the privacy issues of an interconnected world.’
URL: https://www.edx.org/course/wiretaps-big-data-privacy-surveillance-cornellx-engri1280x

Lecture Collections and Podcasts

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3CL Travers Smith Seminar Series

Cambridge University on iTunesU

‘The Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law (3CL) at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, was formally opened by Lord Mustill at the conclusion of its first conference on ‘Shareholder’s Rights and Remedies’ (held on the 12 April 1997). The 3CL has links with similar institutions in universities around the world, and through the Faculty’s Herbert Smith Visitor Programme, it is able from time to time to invite leading international corporate and securities lawyers to Cambridge. The 3CL is a member of Cambridge Finance which coordinates the programmes of research and study in all areas of finance across the University of Cambridge. 3CL is grateful to Travers Smith for the generous support of the Seminar Series.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/3cl-travers-smith-seminar-series/id469938591?mt=10

Administrative Law

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘The course examines the legal rules, principles and procedures applied by the courts and administrative tribunals to review and check the exercise of executive power and the legality of administrative (executive) action and decision-making, especially insofar as they affect the rights, interests and legitimate expectations of individuals and the public. It also looks at the statutory, common law and equitable remedies available against invalid executive action and decision-making.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/administrative-law/id654629873

Administrative Law

Loyola Marymount University on iTunesU

‘In the United States, thousands of governmental agencies exercise authority over the economy, and over the lives of each and every American. These administrative agencies represent a constitutionally marginal fourth branch of government upon which has been conferred broad regulatory powers, including, inter alia, the power to adjudicate, to make rules having the force of law, to give tremendous wealth to private parties through licensing decisions, and the power to prosecute individuals. This course in Administrative Law examines the constitutional, statutory, and common law principles that shape, define, and seek to legitimate the powers of this fourth branch of government. Among the topics included are: how agencies fit into our constitutionally defined governmental structure, where agency power comes from, the means by which agencies make policy, the procedures necessary for agency policymaking, and the judicial review of agency decision making.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/administrative-law/id795374699

Advanced Criminal Law

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘The criminal law in Queensland (and Western Australia) unlike other Australian Jurisdictions is statue based. This course examines the statutory offences specified in the Queensland Criminal Code and the common law (cases) which interpret the offences. This course also examines the Commonwealth Criminal Code as well as the Commonwealth Crimes Act with students being introduced to the differences that exist between the federal and Queensland’s state-based criminal offences.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/advanced-criminal-law/id649201208

Border Criminologies

University of Oxford

‘Border Criminologies brings together academics, practitioners and those who have experienced border control from around the world. Showcasing original research from a range of perspectives, we hope to better understand the effect of border control and to explore alternatives. Through an emphasis on visual resources and first hand accounts we hope to flesh out our understanding of the lived experience of law and policy and to develop the emerging field of inquiry into border control within criminology.’
URL: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/border-criminologies

Cambridge Law: Public Lectures from the Faculty of Law

Cambridge University on iTunesU

‘A collection of public lectures either given at, or by members of, the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/cambridge-law-public-lectures-from-the-faculty-of-law/id469010611?mt=10

Cambridge Private Law Centre Lectures and Seminars

Cambridge University on iTunesU

‘The Cambridge Private Law Centre facilitates research and informed debate across all branches of private law including obligations, property, family and private international law. The Centre supports the wide dissemination of rigorous and useful research, broadly informed by a variety of doctrinal, theoretical, empirical, historical and comparative perspectives.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/cambridge-private-law-centre-lectures-and-seminars/id796931771?mt=10

Cambridge University Law Society Speakers

Cambridge University on iTunesU

‘The Cambridge University Law Society (CULS) is one of the oldest and largest student run societies in the University, the country and indeed the world. With a membership base of over a 1000, its aims are manifold and its enterprises diverse. Each year, the Law Society invites eminent speakers to address its members. The events are an exciting chance to hear from leaders in their respective fields about issues crucial to the modern legal world. In the past CULS have had the pleasure of hearing from such distinguished speakers as Justice of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony; Master of the Rolls, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury and former President of the International Court of Justice, Dame Rosalyn Higgins.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/cambridge-university-law-society-speakers/id507438477?mt=10

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Oxford University on iTunesU

‘Podcasts from the Centre of Socio-Legal Studies.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/centre-for-socio-legal-studies/id381703281?mt=10

Childhood and the law

The Open University on iTunesU

‘This pathway starts its exploration of security in childhood with the laws surrounding conception, in the cases of need to know our roots – tracing birth parents, then moves on to viewpoints from social workers, parents who have been wrongly accused of abuse, and one young girl’s experience of living in care. What determines if and when a child is removed from their home? What impact does living in care have on a child’s trajectory towards adulthood? And how does this vary from country to country?’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/childhood-and-the-law/id589149178?l=en

Constitutional Law

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘In this course students will be exposed to the Australian federal constitutional system. Students will explore the details of Commonwealth/State legal arrangements. Students will gain an appreciation of the notion of “unitary” as opposed to “federal” constitutions. In terms of Australian federalism, students will gain an awareness of what is meant by “coordinate”; “cooperative”; and “competitive” federalism. The course will expose students to the view that constitutional law is not merely a conceptual or theoretical subject but also has a practical value that impinges on daily life.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/constitutional-law/id592069985?ign-mpt=uo%3D2

Constitutional Law

Yale Law School on iTunesU

‘This collection features Yale Law School professors and distinguished guests speaking about topics in Constitutional law.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/constitutional-law/id387940173?mt=10

Contract A & B

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘This course provides an introduction to the law of contract in Australia and will focus on the fundamental principles of a valid and enforceable contract. The course will examine the theoretical analysis of contract law; the formation of a contract including contractual agreement; intention to create legal relations; contractual consideration; promissory estoppel; and contractual capacity. Consideration will also be given to the contents and interpretation of a contract and the doctrine of privity of contract.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/contract-a/id592995024
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/contract-b/id667259014

Conversations from Harvard Law School

Harvard University on SoundCloud

‘Conversations at HLS with prominent alumni, faculty and important players in the legal profession.’
URL: https://soundcloud.com/harvard/sets/conversations-from-harvard-law

Corporate Law

Yale Law School on iTunesU

‘This collection features Yale Law School faculty and distinguished guests speaking about corporate law.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/corporate-law/id387940792?mt=10

Corporations Law

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘This course examines the company as a business structure. Topics include an analysis of the incorporation process, the effects of incorporation, management and control of the company, company financing and finally the process of winding a company up. Students will be exposed to provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 and other relevant company-based legislation.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/corporations-law/id592043154?ign-mpt=uo%3D2

The Courts

Yale Law School on iTunesU

‘This collection features Yale Law School professors and distinguished guests speaking on the topic of the Court system and justice.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/the-courts/id387938492?mt=10

Criminal Law

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘This course examines the scope of criminal law in Queensland. Particular focus is on the study of the elements to prove criminal law offences beyond a reasonable doubt including murder, manslaughter, assault and property and the availability and application of defences as specified in the Queensland Criminal Code to enable a strong defence case.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/criminal-law/id592041572

Criminology

University of Oxford

‘Podcasts from the Centre for Criminology’
URL: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/criminology

Criminology Research Seminars

Department of Criminology, University of Leicester on iTunesU

‘Staff of the Department of Criminology discuss their current research projects.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/criminology-research-seminars/id596026044?mt=10

Criminology Scarman Lectures

Department of Criminology, University of Leicester on iTunesU

‘The Scarman Lectures gather high profile guest speakers to deliver papers on current issues in criminology, criminal justice, policing, and community safety.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/criminology-scarman-lectures/id689376910?mt=10

The David Williams Lecture: The Centre for Public Law

Cambridge University on iTunesU

‘The Sir David Williams Lecture is an annual address delivered by a guest lecturer in honour of Sir David Williams, Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of English Law and Emeritus Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University. The lecture series is hosted by the Centre for Public Law (CPL). The Cambridge Faculty of Law has a long tradition of outstanding scholarship in Constitutional and Administrative Law as can be seen from the contributions of E.C.S. Wade, Stanley de Smith and Sir William Wade. Today a significant number of Faculty members continue to have research interests in these fields and in the area of regulation and regulatory systems. The main aim of the CPL is to promote research in the area of public law, and to develop into a research centre of national and international reputation.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/the-david-williams-lecture-the-centre-for-public-law/id467099864?mt=10

Environmental Politics and Law with John Wargo

Yale on YouTube

Can law change human behavior to be less environmentally damaging? Law will be examined through case histories including: environmental effects of national security, pesticides, air pollution, consumer products, plastics, parks and protected area management, land use, urban growth and sprawl, public/private transit, drinking water standards, food safety, and hazardous site restoration. In each case we will review the structure of law and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses.
URL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL84DCD72C5B5DC403&feature=plcp

Equity

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘This course examines Equity Law, the secondary body of English law as developed by the Courts of Chancery, supplementing the Common Law, together with reform initiatives including the 1873 UK Judicature Act. The course has three main parts. The first part surveys the origins of Equity Law and its contested relationship with the Common Law. The second part addresses: equitable estates and interests; fiduciary relationships and unconscionable transactions. The third part deals with available remedies including declarations, specific performance, injunctions, rescission and damages together with equitable defences.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/equity/id593386185

Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict

Oxford University on iTunesU

Podcasts of seminars and events held at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford.
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/ethics-law-and-armed-conflict/id1107584157?mt=10

Exploring Law

The Open University on iTunesU

‘Should we have the right to die? Should lawyers be passionate? Why are women still poorly represented in law? And since when did judges decide become of such interest to the public? These are just some of the topics covered in this fascinating compilation of discussions of law by Professor Gary Slapper of The Open University, and Frances Gibb, Legal Editor of The Times.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/exploring-law-audio/id396085574?mt=10

Family Law

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘This course surveys the law in Australia which regulates the key ‘life-cycle’ incidents of the marriage institution together with equivalent related and derivative relationships, plus associated consequential transactions. The course has a three part structure. The first part examines the socio-legal origins of current Australian family law and its constitutional and jurisdictional framework. The second part addresses the key substantive topics of: formation and dissolution of the marriage relationship and its socio-legal equivalents; the fiscal-legal relationship between parents and children; and associated fiscal and property matters. Finally, the third part encompasses both non-cooperative related party transacting (violence and abuse matters) and more positively , the enhanced ability of related parties to contract out of default standardised rules of (dis)engagement.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/family-law/id665691639

Foundation for Law, Justice and Society

University of Oxford

‘Podcasts from the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, an independent institution affiliated with Wolfson College and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford.’
URL: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/foundation-law-justice-and-society

Free Speech Debate

Oxford University on iTunesU

‘Free Speech Debate (http://freespeechdebate.com/) is a global, multilingual website for the discussion of free speech in the age of mass migration and the internet. Ten draft principles for global free speech are laid out, together with explanations and case studies – all for debate. Prominent figures from diverse cultures, faiths and political tendencies are interviewed and asked to comment through video, audio and text. Individual users from across the world are strongly encouraged to take part in the online discussion. They can propose new case studies and suggest revised or entirely new principles. The project is programmatically dedicated to taking the free speech debate beyond the west and global north, into the east and south. The entire editorial content is carefully translated into 13 languages, covering more than 80% of the world’s internet users, by native-speakers of those languages (mainly graduate students at Oxford University). Anyone can then contribute to the online discussion in these or any other widely used languages, and there is a facility to give a rough translation of every user-generated comment into most languages using machine translation. The website is actively moderated by, and the original content generated by, an international team at Oxford University, working under the leadership of Timothy Garton Ash. Free Speech Debate is a research project of the Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom at St Antony’s College.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/free-speech-debate/id499542348?mt=10

Foundations of Property Law

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘This course introduces students to the conceptual and philosphical foundations of the law of property in Australia with a particular emphasis on personal property. A core aim of the course is to develop an understading of a ‘proprietary interest’ and the different types of interests in property which Australian law recognises. The course includes coverage of the recent reforms introduced by the Commonwealth concerning the regulation of personal property interests under the Personal Property Securities Act 2012 (Cth). This course is intended to be the first of two core property law courses for students enrolled in the LLB program. The other will be a course on Land law. This course traverses the following themes: Conceptual foundations of ‘property’; Personal property (including ownership and possessory title); Principles governing the creation and disposal and enforcement of rights to property; Nature and classification of statutory, legal and equitable interests in property (including personal property and an introduction to interests in land); Doctine of tenure and estates; Introduction to indigenous property rights including native title; Regulatory regime for resolving competing claims to property; and Regulation of personal property security interests under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth).’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/foundations-of-property-law/id834800997

Government and the Law

Yale Law School on iTunesU

‘This collection features Yale Law School Faculty and distinguished guests speaking on how the law affects government and visa versa.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/government-and-the-law/id387940446?mt=10

H.L.A. Hart in conversation with David Sugarman

Oxford Academic on SoundCloud

‘On 9th November 1988 H.L.A. Hart recorded a wide-ranging interview with the legal historian David Sugarman. The interview spanned Hart’s childhood, education, and early career; his philosophical influences and colleagues; his visit to Harvard and exchange with Lon Fuller; his major works; his views on Ronald Dworkin and the nature of legal philosophy; his public work; and his views on legal scholarship, analytic philosophy, and legal education.
To celebrate the publication of the third edition of Hart’s most famous work, The Concept of Law, OUP has remastered and released, by kind permission of David Sugarman, the full audio recording of the interview for the first time.’
URL: https://soundcloud.com/oupacademic/sets/h-l-a-hart-david-sugarman

History of Law

Yale Law School on iTunesU

‘This collection features Yale Law School Faculty and distinguished guests speaking about varying aspects of the history of law.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/history-of-law/id387941026?mt=10

Human Rights

Center for Strategic and International Studies on iTunesU

‘Human rights are an important component of the stability and security of any state. CSIS examines critical issues affecting human rights and human security around the world, as well as opportunities to enhance and broaden support for universal freedoms. CSIS research on this topic is led by the Human Rights Initiative (HRI).’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/human-rights-audio/id383700410?mt=10

Human Rights Program

The University of Chicago on iTunesU

‘What are human rights? How are human rights secured and protected? At the University of Chicago, research and teaching in human rights integrate exploration of the core questions of human dignity with critical examination of the institutions designed to promote and protect human rights in the contemporary world. The University of Chicago Human Rights Program is an initiative unique among its peers for the interdisciplinary focus its faculty and students bring to bear on these essential matters. The Human Rights Program continues the Chicago tradition of rigorous academic preparation, integrated with “real world” experience and perspectives. Human rights education aspires to prepare students as citizens, not merely as biologists, business people, or English teachers. The Human Rights curriculum includes a core sequence of disciplinary, thematic, and regional perspectives. The Human Rights internship program provides fellowships to students for practical experiences at host organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Through conferences, workshops, lectures, and film series, the Program brings the world to the campus, incorporating the broader community into its educational mission.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/human-rights-program/id404818031?mt=10

Institute of Criminology

Cambridge University on iTunesU

‘This collection comprises lectures and seminars from the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, UK, which has a worldwide reputation for excellence in both research and teaching. The Institute, founded by Sir Leon Radzinowicz 50 years ago, was one of the first criminological institutes in Europe and has exerted a strong influence on the development of the discipline. Many of the academic staff are international leaders in their fields. Staff hail from multidisciplinary international backgrounds and their interests cover a broad range of topics, please see individual’s personal pages to read more on the research involved. In recognition of their outstanding research, Cambridge criminologists have been awarded numerous prestigious international awards. The Institute is also home to the Radzinowicz Library, which houses the most comprehensive criminology collection in the United Kingdom.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/institute-of-criminology/id542824496?mt=10

Intellectual Property

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘Intellectual property concerns legal rights over creativity and innovation. In Australia statutory rights exist in relation to Copyright, Patents, Designs, Trade Marks, Plant Breeder’s Rights as well as rights relating to confidentiality, passing off and unfair competition. Intellectual property transends national and international boundaries and is truly golbal in context. This course will explore complex policy issues including: international trade; information technology; revolutions in agriculture, medicine and biotechnology; personality rights; creative commons; and the protection of traditional knowledge and culture. Intellectual Property is as dynamic as it is controversial.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/intellectual-property/id966011318

International Law

Yale Law School on iTunesU

‘This collection features podcasts from the Yale Law School lectures on international law.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/international-law/id387937605?mt=10

International Law in Action

Grotius centre, International Law, Leiden Law school on iTunesU

‘International Law in Action explains the functions of each international court and tribunal present in The Hague, and it looks at how these institutions address contemporary problems. On the basis of selected cases, and through interviews with judges and lawyers, you will explore the role of these courts and tribunals and their potential to contribute to global justice. The first module of the course will investigate how judicial settlement is different from other more political forms of dispute settlement, such as negotiation and mediation. It offers a brief historical overview and introduces the judicial and arbitral bodies based in The Hague. In the remaining modules you will learn about the functions of these courts and tribunals, and some of the challenges and prospects that they face. Three cross-cutting themes tie together all of these modules: (i) The interaction between law and politics; (ii) The continuing role of State consent; and (iii) The ability of international courts and tribunals to protect the public interest and global values. This course offers you an opportunity to gain a better insight into the functions and features of the courts and tribunals present in The Hague. You will gain a familiarity with each court or tribunal. You will develop realistic expectations of their capacity to address contemporary problems and an awareness of their limitations. You will also be able to discuss some of their most prominent cases. If you would like to have a better understanding of international law in action in The Hague, this is definitely the course for you!’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/international-law-in-action/id1117405592?mt=10

Introduction to Business Law

La Trobe University on iTunesU

‘In this introductory subject, students examine legal institutions and practices such as law making and interpretation of laws. The law of contract and its place in commercial law, notably the law of the sale of goods, comprise the body of the unit. Other kinds of civil liability such as fault liability are compared. Students examine the economic and political factors which have influenced the development of this law and assess the impact of the law on business and industrial activity. Students are also introduced to the legal structures available for conducting business in Australia.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/introduction-to-business-law/id614029734

Introduction to Law

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘This course has been developed to get you started in your legal studies by explaining some of the basic concepts associated with the law.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/introduction-to-law/id601709924

Jurisprudence

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘Unlike prior courses which focus on law as it is – ‘black-letter’ law – this capstone course considers more theoretical, analytical, doctrinal and philosophical aspects of the entire law enterprise – a specialised societal subsystem. This course canvasses several philosophical doctrines including: natural law, legal positivism, sociological context of law and economic analyses of the law. These and related topics are explored in this course to enable students to integrate legal knowledge into the broad inter-disciplinary mainstream and equip them with enhanced practical legal reasoning skills.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/jurisprudence/id667093740

Justice

Harvard

‘Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history. Nearly one thousand students pack Harvard’s historic Sanders Theatre to hear Professor Sandel talk about justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship. Now it’s your turn to take the same journey in moral reflection that has captivated more than 14,000 students, as Harvard opens its classroom to the world.’
URL: http://justiceharvard.org/justicecourse/

Justice, vengeance and forgiveness

The Open University on iTunesU

‘What do we mean by justice? This challenging and wide-ranging learning pathway explores what justice means. The first half of the pathway looks at alternative definitions of justice, and rights. It starts by going back to ancient Greece to look at Plato’s ‘common view’ of justice from ‘The Republic’, and then unpicks the different approaches to justice under the philosophical approach of Utilitarianism. It then follows Nobel Laureate and author of ‘The idea of Justice’ Amartya Sen as he considers notions of comparative justice and injustice.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/justice-vengeance-and-forgiveness/id495058505

Labor Law and Employment Discrimination

Missouri State University on YouTube

‘Legal, regulatory, and ethical issues related to employer-employee relationship, including employment-at-will doctrine, discrimination and union contracts.’
URL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdLiRaajwSXRkwmft_eIFpbQv9CJgaeoo

Land Law

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘This course builds on the foundations laid in the pre-requisite course LAWS12065, Foundations of Property Law, being the second of two core property law courses for students enrolled in the LLB program. The course has a specific focus on the law of real property, covering the following themes: the concept of land; native title and indigenous rights to land; land registration systems with an emphasis on the Torrens system of land registration and the impact of e-technology; co-ownership; leases; mortgages; easements and covenants; strata and community title; and aspects of ownership and tenancy in public and community housing.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/land-law/id896512040

Law

Cornell University on iTunesU

‘Andrew D. White, Cornell’s first president, established a law school to produce “not swarms of hastily prepared pettifoggers, but a fair number of well-trained, large-minded, morally-based lawyers in the best sense.” Cornell Law graduates are found in major law firms and corporate law departments; and as public defenders or winning discrimination cases. Undergraduates can take courses in labor, business, and international law, and study the impact of a legal system on societies and individuals.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/law/id431795731?mt=10

Law

University of Hertfordshire on iTunesU

‘The School of Law has established itself as one of the most innovative among new universities. Its cutting-edge programmes are popular with students planning to practise professionally, or looking to enhance their careers with a well-respected legal qualification.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/law/id768623274?mt=10

Law

Plymouth University on iTunesU

‘The Plymouth LLB has an innovative thread of legal skills training where students have an opportunity to develop skills in client interviewing, negotiation, drafting and advocacy. Students can continue their training by studying for the Legal Practice Course, Graduate Diploma in Law, or an LLM.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/law/id402418247?mt=10

Law and Justice

University of Oklahoma on iTunesU

‘What makes a law just? Is a law just because it was made through a fair process, for instance by majority vote? Or is a law just because of its substance, because it respects human rights, promotes the greatest good for the greatest number, or establishes a fair system for the interaction of voluntary agents? This course explores these questions in the context of Greek and Roman law. The Greeks and Romans were the first western societies to confront these questions directly, and more importantly they tried to implement their ideas through political institutions. The focus of this course is on law, because law is the meeting point between the theory and practice of justice. With Aristotle’s Politics as our principal guide, this course will follow the development of justice throughout the Greco-Roman experience.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/law-and-justice/id797632995

Law and the Library

Library of Congress on iTunesU

‘Law and the Library is a series of debates and discussions on a wide variety of contemporary legal issues. The series presented by the Law Library of Congress ranges from talks by current or former Members of Congress to pressing foreign, comparative, and international legal issues.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/law-and-the-library/id386017780?mt=10

Law Faculty Podcasts

Oxford University on iTunesU

‘Podcasts of Law lectures, and other videos not relating to specific courses, presented by the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/law-faculty-podcasts/id381702748?mt=10

Law in Action

BBC Radio 4 on iTunesU

‘Joshua Rozenberg presents Radio 4’s long-running legal magazine programme, featuring reports and discussion on matters relating to law.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/law-in-action/id265307843?mt=2

Law In Focus

Cambridge University on iTunesU

‘Law in Focus is a collection of short videos featuring academics from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, addressing legal issues in current affairs and the news. These issues are examples of the many which challenge researchers and students studying undergraduate and postgraduate law at the Faculty.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/law-in-focus/id1128325696?mt=10

Law Pod UK

1 COR on Audioboom

‘Law Pod UK discusses developments across all aspects of civil and public law in the United Kingdom. It comes from the creators of the UK Human Rights Blog and is produced by the barristers at One Crown Office Row. Presenter: Rosalind English.’
URL: https://audioboom.com/channels/4911918

Law Report

ABC Radio National on iTunesU

‘Informative, jargon-free stories about law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and legal culture. The Law Report makes the law accessible.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/law-report-full-program-podcast/id74849126?mt=2

Law School Lectures

The University of Chicago Law School on iTunesU

URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/law-school-lectures-audio/id391190873?mt=10

Laying down the law

The Open University on iTunesU

‘In the Western democratic tradition there is a very distinctive and powerful understanding of the rule of law, and the nature of justice. But in this system, who decides what justice is? How do courts work? How are laws made and who enforces them?
Using examples drawn from the operation of the English justice system, the pathway looks at these big questions. An important issue that brings the law head on with personal freedom is the role of the law in our right to die. There are legally controlled limits to our own decisions in this area, and the actions of our loved ones on our behalf. Is it right that the state places itself between an individual and their perceived right to stop their life of pain and suffering? And what safeguards are there to protect all concerned where an individual wishes to commit suicide but is physically unable due to their illness?’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/laying-down-the-law/id495058710

LCIL International Law Seminar Series

Cambridge University on iTunesU

‘The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law is the scholarly home of International law at the University of Cambridge. The Centre, founded by Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC in 1983, serves as a forum for the discussion and development of international law and is one of the specialist law centres of the Faculty of Law. The Centre holds weekly lectures on topical issues of international law by leading practitioners and academics.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/lcil-international-law-seminar-series/id472214191?mt=10

Legal Advocacy

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘Legal Advocacy concerns the preparation for and oral presentation of persuasive legal arguments. The course includes how to prepare for, structure and present oral arguments – examining topics such as interviewing, negotiation, and fundamentals of trial technique. It is essential that lawyers know how to present their arguments in a coherent and persuasive manner. Students will prepare numerous oral presentations culminating in a moot.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/legal-advocacy/id667092768

Legal Ethics

Yale Law School on iTunesU

‘This collection features Yale Law School Faculty and distinguished guests speaking on the topic of law and ethics.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/legal-ethics/id387940924?mt=10

Legal Studies at the School of Advanced Study

School of Advanced Study, University of London on iTunesU

‘A collection of lectures about the study of law.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/legal-studies-at-the-school-of-advanced-study/id426112258?mt=10

Legal Studies: Theories of Law and Society

UC Berkeley on Internet Archive

URL: https://archive.org/details/Legal_Studies_103_Spring_2007_UC_Berkeley

Lights, Camera, Reporting: Media Law and Ethics Through Film

The Ohio State University on iTunesU

‘Journalists have been major characters in the movies since film began, and use of film in this course will help you visualize and understand the basic protections and restrictions offered by legal interpretations of the First Amendment, as well as to see and deal with the ethical problems and dilemmas journalists face. Examining these issues through film will let us see media law and ethics in “real life” situations to better understand First Amendment rights, and journalists’ legal and ethical responsibilities and limitations while looking at them from a practical, historical and societal context.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/lights-camera-reporting-media/id1032716307

Media Law and Ethics

The Ohio State University on iTunesU

‘This course will help you understand the basic protections and restrictions of legal precedent, as well as to see and deal with the ethical problems and dilemmas journalists face.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/media-law-and-ethics/id786420417

Mini Law School

School of Law Emory University on iTunesU

‘The Emory Mini Law School provides members of the community an overview of how the American legal system works. Lectures focus on topics such as Constitutional Law, Religion and the First Amendment, Torts Law, and State and Federal Court Structure. Lectures are taught by internationally renowned faculty from Emory Law.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/mini-law-school-audio/id422856056?mt=10

Oxford Human Rights Hub Seminars

University of Oxford

‘The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) aims to bring together academics, practitioners and policy-makers in different parts of the world to advance the understanding and protection of human rights and equality. Through vigorous exchange of ideas and resources, we strive to facilitate a better understanding of human rights principles, to develop new approaches to policy, and to influence the development of human rights law and practice.’
URL: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/oxford-human-rights-hub-seminars

Oxford Law Vox

Oxford Academic on SoundCloud

‘In Oxford’s podcast series Law Vox, legal experts from a wide variety of subject areas discuss topical issues. Our experts provide unique and accessible insight into the legal world, discussing significant aspects of their work, their career and the state of law today.’
URL: https://soundcloud.com/oupacademic/sets/oxford-law-vox

Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminars

Oxford University on iTunesU

‘Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) is an inter-disciplinary network of more than 100 Oxford staff and students working broadly on issues of transition in societies recovering from mass conflict and/or repressive rule. OTJR is dedicated to producing high-quality scholarship that connects intimately to practical and policy questions in transitional justice, focusing on the following themes: Prosecutions, Truth Commissions, Local and traditional practices, Compensation and reparations, Theoretical and philosophical debates in transitional justice, Institutional reform and Archives of tribunal and other transitional justice materials. The OTJR seminar programme is held weekly and reflects these aims.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/oxford-transitional-justice-research-seminars/id381703449?mt=10

Philosophy of Law

University of New Orleans on iTunesU

‘This course will examine a number of the main figures, texts, and ideas in the history of Western political thought, paying particular attention to the nature of justice and the role of law in society. We will consider such issues as: the relationship between individual rights and democracy, the nature and extent of political obligations, and the value of freedom as compared to other potentially competing goods like community, progress, security, etc., as well as the role of political institutions in both perpetuating and overcoming race, gender, and economic oppression.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/philosophy-of-law/id896766361

Podcasts of events from the Institute of Advanced Legal

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies on YouTube

URL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL340FDB2F8706ACD0

Principles of Commercial Law

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘This course builds upon knowledge acquired in Contracts A and Contracts B and applies the statutory framework applicable to commercial and consumer contracts particularly the Sale of Goods Act 1896 (Qld) and relevant provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth). Commercial law is essentially concerned with personal property and therefore may also include an examination of: agency; intellectual property; bailment; consumer credit; and insurance.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/principles-of-commercial-law/id601275917?ign-mpt=uo%3D2

Public International Law Discussion Group (Part I) & Annual Global Justice Lectures

Oxford University on iTunesU

‘Lectures on international law issues by eminent scholars, practitioners and judges of national and international courts. The lecture series is brought to you by the Public International Law Discussion Group, part of the Law Faculty of the University of Oxford, and is supported by the British Branch of the International Law Association and Oxford University Press. Further details of this series can be found on the Public International Law at Oxford website. The Oxford Global Justice Lecture was recently established by the Oxford Law Faculty, as an annual lecture to be delivered each year by a leading figure in international law.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/public-international-law-discussion-group/id608188618?mt=10

Public Lectures

Gresham College

‘The College has been recording its lectures since the 1980s and there are now over 1,900 lectures freely available online in text, audio or video formats. The provision of this free online archive of lectures aligns with our founding principles of accessible free education for all.’
URL: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/watch/?subject=law

Public Lectures: Human Rights (1990-2006

LSE

URL: https://digital.library.lse.ac.uk/collections/publiclectures/subject#humanrights

Public Lectures: International Law (1990-2006)

LSE

URL: https://digital.library.lse.ac.uk/collections/publiclectures/subject#internationallaw

Public Lectures: Justice (1990-2006)

LSE

URL: https://digital.library.lse.ac.uk/collections/publiclectures/subject#justice

Public Lectures: Law (1990-2006)

LSE

URL: https://digital.library.lse.ac.uk/collections/publiclectures/subject#law

Public Lectures: Legislation (1990-2006)

LSE

URL: https://digital.library.lse.ac.uk/collections/publiclectures/subject#legislation

Public Lectures: Rule of Law (1990-2006)

LSE

URL: https://digital.library.lse.ac.uk/collections/publiclectures/subject#ruleoflaw

Refugee Studies Centre

Oxford University on iTunesU

‘Public lectures and seminars from the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford Department of International Development. The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) aims to build knowledge and understanding of the causes and effects of forced migration in order to help improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/refugee-studies-centre/id381702421?mt=10

Revenue Law

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘Revenue Law is an important consideration for those engaging in legal practice insofar as issues arising out of revenue law will impact on advice given in a range of different situations. This course gives an understanding of the underlying concepts of revenue law focussing on the Income Tax Assessment Acts and supporting legislation as well as looking at other important areas of revenue law practice which impact on advice given such as Goods and Services Tax and Fringe Benefits Tax.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/revenue-law/id662801203

Rights and vulnerable people

The Open University on iTunesU

‘This thought-provoking learning pathway of podcasts, videos and readings introduces you to the law and social care, and how it impacts vulnerable people. You’ll also find out about the tensions between the laws designed to protect vulnerable or disadvantaged people and the human rights of an individual. Social workers, service users and lawyers all give their opinions.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/rights-and-vulnerable-people/id495058377?ign-mpt=uo%3D2

Rights Enshrined

The Open University on iTunesU

‘What is the role of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the nature of its relationship with the UK Government? What impact does it have on UK law? With British membership of the European Union at the heart of the political agenda, the role of its Court of Human Rights and its influence on UK law has inevitably come under scrutiny. The coalition Government has pledged to withdraw the UK from the European convention of human rights, and to give Parliament the right to veto ECHR rulings. In these 4 films we hear from people who have taken cases to the Strasbourg court. We look at how cases are referred, what laws are used, what the process is like and what impact its judgments have had in the UK – in such high profile examples as Diane Pretty’s ‘Right to Die’ case. This collection was developed in conjunction with Open University courses W820 Exploring legal meaning and W821 Exploring the boundaries of international law.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/rights-enshrined-for-ipod/id944888371?mt=10

RightsUp – Global perspectives on human rights law

Oxford University on iTunesU

‘We look at the big human rights issues of the day, bringing in new perspectives from all over the world by talking to experts, academics, practicing lawyers, activists and policy makers who are at the forefront of tackling these difficult issues. RightsUp is brought to you by the Oxford Human Rights Hub, providing global perspectives on human rights (oxhrh.law.ox.ac.uk) at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, with the support of a grant from The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), a University of Oxford initiative that seeks to stimulate and support interdisciplinary research. RightsUp is written, produced and edited by Kira Allmann, Max Harris, and Laura Hilly, with music written and performed by Rosemary Allmann.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/rightsup-global-perspectives-on-human-rights-law/id992843845?mt=10

Rules, rights and justice: an introduction to law

The Open University on iTunesU

‘Are prisons effective and does trial by jury still work? How should the law deal with companies that cause fatal accidents? And what extra rights should children conceived using donor sperm have? This album introduces the legal reasoning behind legislation, rights and justice. Experts and specialist lawyers debate how the law should address criminal acts and issues such as freedom of speech, donor tracing and adoption, taking into account the wider picture of how laws are developed and whether they reflect their contemporary social context. This material forms part of The Open University course W100 Rules, rights and justice: an introduction to law.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/rules-rights-and-justice-an-introduction-to-law-audio/id380227648?mt=10

SAGE Criminology

SAGE Publications Ltd on iTunesU

‘The official free Podcast site from SAGE for Criminology. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sage-criminology/id871120547?mt=2

SAS Videos and Podcasts

‘Selected public lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences hosted by the School of Advanced Study and its institutes are recorded and accessible for viewing.’
URL: http://www.sas.ac.uk/videos-and-podcasts/law

Social Media & the Law

Law Society of Ireland on iTunesU

‘The global explosion of social media platforms and usage in recent years has been mirrored across a number of our courses, with social media featuring as an emerging topic.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/social-media-the-law/id871106931

Stanford Law

Stanford University on iTunesU

URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/stanford-law/id385667842?mt=10

Statute Law: Making Legislation

Oxford University on iTunesU

‘This series of interviews, followed by a lecture, provides a unique insight in the process by which legislation is created in the United Kingdom. All the interviewees are involved in the making of legislation in Whitehall, in Parliament or in the wider worlds of politics. These materials were produced by the Statute Law Society, an educational charity devoted to promoting knowledge and understanding about legislation and the legislative process (http://www.statutelawsociety.org), and the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law (http://www.iecl.ox.ac.uk/), with the support of the UK Centre for Legal Education (http://www.ukcle.ac.uk/) and law firm Herbert Smith LLP (http://www.herbertsmith.com).’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/statute-law-making-legislation/id426105937?mt=10

Statutory Interpretation

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘Statutory interpretation has a specific focus on locating and using legislation, aids to interpretation, and deployment of interpretative techniques. The course prepares students for determining whether the exercise of a statutory power is invalid if a condition or procedure regulating its exercise, is breached; determining whether a law has a retrospective operation; determining whether a statutory offence contains a mental ingredient to be proved by the prosecution (mens rea), and if so, what that ingredient is; determining the scope of a statutory power to make deleganted legislation in the light of delegated legislation, which has purportedly been made under a power; and the application of a rule in any applicable charter of human rights. A law graduate should be able to give a reasoned opinion as to the appropriate meaning of a legialative provision which takes adequate account of the law of statutory interpretation.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/statutory-interpretation/id677985085

Studying Law Online

CQUniversity on iTunesU

‘Studying Law online is a course developed by the CQUniversity discipline of law to help students adjust to online learning. The course is broken down into ten self-paced modules.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/studying-law-online/id595298357

TED: Law

‘A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of law.’
URL: https://www.ted.com/topics/law

Torts A & B

CQUniversity on iTunesU

URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/torts-a/id601625900
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/torts-b/id668507430

United States Constitution

National Archives and Records Administration on iTunesU

‘You will learn about the Constitutional Convention, drafting and ratifying the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the three branches of our Federal government, and how the National Archives is preserving our Constitution. While exploring the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, you will touch on topics including: the Census, Senators’ pay, patents, the school lunch program, voting rights, child labor, the Electoral College system, declaration of war, Japanese-American internment, the Watergate investigation, school integration, violence toward civil rights activists, religion and the presidency, court packing, military tribunals, the right to a fair trial, unreasonable searches and seizures, “separate but equal” laws, free speech during wartime, and religion in schools.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/course/united-states-constitution/id559398926

Video Game Law

University of British Columbia

‘The creation, dissemination and enjoyment of interactive entertainment is governed by a multi-dimensional grid of international and domestic laws relating to intellectual property, communications, contracts, torts, privacy, obscenity, antitrust and freedom of expression. The myriad legal issues currently manifest in digital media often originated in games. Video gaming has presaged the now rapid rise of real-time social media communities. By building additional levels for their favorite products gamers have for decades been engaged in crowd sourcing, user-generated content and remixing source materials. Games also consistently lead technological, interactive and creative advancements of the digital age.’
URL: http://videogamelaw.allard.ubc.ca/course-video-notes/

Yale Law

Yale Law School on iTunesU

‘Members of the Law School’s renowned faculty and distinguished legal experts and scholars from around the world share their views on philosophical and practical issues related to law and justice.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/yale-law/id341653916?mt=10

Yale Law Journal

Yale Law Journal on iTunesU

‘Members of the Law School’s renowned faculty and distinguished legal experts and scholars from around the world share their views on philosophical and practical issues related to law and justice in this collection from the Yale Law Journal.’
URL: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/yale-law-journal/id341654179?mt=10

Open Access Books and Journals

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Brill Open

‘Brill Open is Brill’s program in Open Access publishing. Brill offers an Open Access solution for all types of publication: articles, journal issues, entire journals, chapters, books, book series, and reference works.’
URL: http://www.brill.com/search/category/open-access/subject/law

College Open Textbooks

‘The College Open Textbooks Collaborative, a collection of twenty-nine educational non-profit and for-profit organizations, affiliated with more than 200 colleges, is focused on driving awareness and adoptions of open textbooks to more than 2000 community and other two-year colleges. This includes providing training for instructors adopting open resources, peer reviews of open textbooks, and mentoring online professional networks that support for authors opening their resources, and other services.’
URL: http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/textbook-listings/textbooks-by-subject/law

Directory of Open Access Books

‘The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.’
URL: http://www.doabooks.org/

Directory of Open Access Journals

‘DOAJ is a community-curated list of open access journals and aims to be the starting point for all information searches for quality, peer reviewed open access material. To assist libraries and indexers keep their lists up-to-date, we make public a list of journals that have been accepted into or removed from DOAJ but we will not discuss specific details of an application with anyone apart from the applicant. Neither will we discuss individual publishers or applications with members of the public unless we believe that, by doing so, we will be making a positive contribution to the open access community.’
URL: https://doaj.org/

HathiTrust

‘HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. The mission of HathiTrust is to contribute to research, scholarship, and the common good by collaboratively collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge. There are more than 120 partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.’
URL: https://babel.hathitrust.org

IALS Open Access Journals

‘Open access journals from the School of Advanced Study, including focuses on human rights, law, and history: http://journals.sas.ac.uk/’
URL: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/digital/ials-open-access-journals

OAPEN Library

‘The OAPEN Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation based in the Netherlands, with its registered office at the National Library in The Hague. OAPEN is dedicated to open access, peer-reviewed books. OAPEN operates two platforms, the OAPEN Library (www.oapen.org), a central repository for hosting and disseminating OA books, and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB, www.doabooks.org), a discovery service for OA books. We work with publishers to build a quality-controlled collection of open access books, and provide services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of dissemination, quality assurance and digital preservation.’
URL: http://www.oapen.org/

OBserving Law – IALS Open Book Service for Law

‘OBserving Law – the IALS Open Book Service for Law is being developed as part of the School of Advanced Study’s Humanities Digital Library open access book publishing initiative.’
URL: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/digital/humanities-digital-library/observing-law-ials-open-book-service-law

Open Textbook Library

‘The Open Textbook Library provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks.’
URL: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/

Taylor and Francis: Open Access

‘These titles have been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.’
URL: http://www.tandfebooks.com/page/openaccess