Introduction to Law

Level: 
Master's
Course Status: 
Mandatory
CEU credits: 
1
ECTS credits: 
2
Module: 
I
Academic year: 
2012/2013
Academic year: 
2013/2014
Academic Program: 
Master of Arts in Human Rights
Instructor(s): 
Sejal Parmar

This course will familiarize students not holding a law degree with legal vocabulary, helping them to understand the actual meaning of key legal concepts, phrases and terms, many of which they may have encountered previously. Students will be introduced to, among other things, precedents, statutory interpretation and legal reasoning. The course will also look at important aspects of legal procedure in common and civil law jurisdictions, as well as international and regional fora of human rights protection. It will equip non-lawyers with tools to fully participate in courses covering legal subjects, particularly in the area of human rights.