Constitutional and International Law

In the first part of this two-day course we will look at how the law holds government powers to account and what happens when a government decision is challenged in the courts. Looking at the UK in particular, we will look at how the unwritten UK constitution and conventions makes it more challenging to predict how the courts will react in any given situation.

On day 2, we will look at international law – when can states legally declare war on one another, or use force to defend themselves? What if one part of a country wishes to break away from the rest, who gets to decide and when is the use of force by either side justified in law? Finally, we will look at questions of jurisdiction, what happens when a citizen of one state commits a crime in another, or what if they are in international waters when the crime takes place? Whose laws apply, and who has the right and the responsibility to prosecute?

All of our online courses will consist of small seminar groups, with lots of opportunities for discussion and debate with peers as well as learning from our expert tutors. This will be a fully live and interactive event, with summary notes and a certificate of attendance issued upon completion of the course.

This style of learning is an excellent preparation for university, and should give participants a real taste of law as an undergraduate subject, enabling students to make a more informed choice about law as a future study or career option.

For currently available dates, full practical details, and a link to the booking form please scroll down past the reviews.

‘It was a great introduction to international law, with a nice mix of current affairs, debating, and law. It was engaging and the very informative.’

‘It is a great introduction to these aspects of the law and its content-heavy nature only peaks your curiosity! The topics brought up in this course are very relevant to today’s world and it is guaranteed that you will learn something new!’

‘Debate Chamber is a fun and interesting way to get an insight into the world of law. You are given chances to debate and argue your points without judgement and it is a good way to learn about other people’s views and opinions. Whether you are going to study law at university or not, I would definitely recommend these courses!’

‘This is a brilliant course that gives you lots of new knowledge and skills – to apply to lots of different careers in the future. I would encourage anyone passionate about any kind of social justice.’

‘Always very informative, and it’s fun to work with others. Teachers are always well chosen and amazing.’

‘Debate Chamber is a fun and interesting way to get an insight into the world of law. You are given chances to debate and argue your points without judgement and it is a good way to learn about other people’s views and opinions. Whether you are going to study law at university or not, I would definitely recommend these courses!’

Practical Details

The Constitutional and International Law course is an online event for students aged 15-18.

This is a two-day course, running on 7th – 8th November.  Teaching hours on each day will run from 10am till 3.30pm, with a break for lunch, and an independent study task.

This is a live online event, with small seminar groups offering fully interactive classroom discussion and debate (much as you would normally expect from our in-person courses). The event will not be recorded, so it is essential that you are able to attend during the course hours, and that you have a reliable audio and video connection.

The cost of the two-day Constitutional and International Law course is £180 per student. As class sizes are small, places are very limited, and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

You can see our full booking terms and conditions here.

You can book online using the link below, or if you have any further questions, please call us on 0800 8101058, or email info@debatechamber.com