Introduction course in Dutch law: the first steps in the world of law

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Introduction course in Dutch law: the first steps in the world of law

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The law regulates almost all aspects of society. Sometimes that is very visible: you come to the court in a case against a major criminal or in parliament in a heated debate on a new bill. The law also regulates small - but important - things like lease your new home or your employment contract.

The right is also largely invisible. For example settles groceries at the checkout, you yourself are probably not directly aware that there is always a reciprocal commitment creative agreement is concluded between you and the supermarket. This opens up many more rights and obligations than just delivering the groceries and paying for it.

Precisely because the law so much influence on everyday life, is only legal knowledge always handy.

  • Are you interested in the law, for example because you are thus regularly exposed in your work or private environment?
  • Are you looking for the right study, or want to expand your horizons in your study?

Then this introductory course interesting for you!

What you will do during this course

Through videos, articles, practice questions and discussions do over the next five weeks, your first steps into the world of law.

The first week lays the foundation on which we build the rest of the week. What is right? Where can you find it? How can you find it? You go look up laws and court decisions, read and use to support your arguments in a legal case properly. These skills come not only during this course useful, but even directly in everyday life!

The second week is a very visible part of the law: constitutional law. Who makes the rules? How the House relate to the government? You are on exploration in the Constitution and learns as its impact on fundamental rights. It is one fundamental right is more important than another? Does freedom of speech that you can say everything? And there are those who may say more than others?

In the third week, you will learn about damage and liability. Why you better not just a basement hatch left open in a pub? And why do you sometimes still reimburse someone's damage while it was not your fault? And - also important - if it does not?

In the fourth week you will learn when and how to defend yourself against the powerful government. What is 'governance' of our country exactly? And what can you do if you're the mayor can not take Project X party? Or if you do not get planning permission for a new dormer?

The fifth week is about a part of the law which you probably immediately think of when the word "right": criminal law. There are questions such as: if you commit an offense? Can you avoid the staff through a 'procedural error'? When and how intensively you can yourself or defend one another against attack?

What you can after this course

After the course you will be able to:

  • to explain what "right" is based on the functions, sources and classification of law;
  • distinguish different jurisdictions from each other;
  • to recognize some basic legal concepts and describe;
  • to seek legislation and decisions of judges and analyse elementary level;
  • basal solve legal problems and motivate the solution on the basis of legal articles and court decisions.

Register now and join us!

This school offers programs in:
  • Dutch
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Nov. 2019
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