Royal Holloway and UK Supreme Court launch free online course to learn about UK’s highest court – FE News

Royal Holloway, University of London, has partnered with the UK Supreme Court to launch a free two-week e-learning course through FutureLearn.

Inside the UK Supreme Court: its role, its work and the cases that affect us allwas designed to increase awareness and understanding of the Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) and their role in society.

The FutureLearn course will be taught by academics from Royal Holloway’s Department of Law and Criminology, as well as a wide range of people working in the Supreme Court, from judges to court assistants to members of the senior management team .

The course will be accessible to all learners of all ages, free of charge, lasting two weeks, with a commitment of four hours per week to complete it.

During the course, learners will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the role, inner workings and history of the Supreme Court
  • Compare the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom with the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Debate and evaluate recent cases heard by the Supreme Court
  • Identify the Court’s role in relation to the Commonwealth and Europe
  • Investigate the different roles that make up the Supreme Court

The course is interactive and includes articles, case studies, video interviews, quizzes and mini-lectures. It includes interviews with former Supreme Court Justices, including Lady Hale and former President Lord Phillips, as well as current Justices, including Lady Arden and Lord Sales.

Dr David Yuratich, Lecturer in the Department of Law and Criminology at Royal Holloway, said:

“Inside the UK Supreme Court marks another exciting milestone in Royal Holloway’s relationship with the UK Supreme Court, building on collaborations dating back to 2014 and more recently our work to help the court celebrate its tenth anniversary with our Legal Landmarks educational series of videos.

“With this new course, we look forward to helping learners of all ages and backgrounds learn more about the UK’s highest court, the people who work there and how its decisions affect us all.”

Course participants will hear directly from judges about the work of the Supreme Court, learn about the Court’s role in the justice system, examine how it compares to similar courts around the world, and be guided through arguments in cases. important and invited to think about what they would have decided if they had sat in the field

The Chief Justice, The Right Honorable Lord Reed of Allermuir, said:

“We are delighted to partner with Royal Holloway to offer our first ever free online course to provide individuals with the opportunity to learn more about the role and position of the Supreme Court in the UK and across the Commonwealth.

“The course is spread over two weeks, the first focusing on the role of the Supreme Court in the UK and the second highlighting the international position of the Court and its differences across the world. It’s a great way to share a behind-the-scenes look at how we handle cases and dive deep into some recent judgments.

“We hope people from across the UK and around the world will sign up for the course and find it interesting, engaging and fun to follow.”

Registration for At the heart of the UK Supreme Court: its role, its work and the cases that affect us all, opens on Tuesday January 11 and the course will start on Monday February 21. Learners can complete the course at their own pace, within the two-week window.

For those wishing to learn more about the subject, the Department of Law and Criminology at Royal Holloway offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including the MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice and the MA in Psychology Law. from a distance.

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