Criminal Law

Scales of justiceCriminal Law is one of the most important aspects of legal study, and often the first one that people encounter, maybe from films, tv, or books in the first instance. On this two-day course we do our best to separate fact from fiction, and take a  realistic look at some of the most serious criminal offences on the statute book, just like you would do on a first year university course. From theft to murder, students will discover the underlying mens rea and actus reus of each offence,  what defences are open to the accused person, and what it takes to prove a suspect guilty in a court of law.

In each section we will use problem questions and scenarios to dig deeper into the tricky cases and work out how to apply the law even under the most challenging circumstances.

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.

‘I had an interest in law but didn’t know much about how the legal system actually works or what laws actually exist, so if you were like me then i would 100% recommend! I loved it so much that I’m going to do another course! I did an online course and it had a fab balance between being taught information as if it were a lecture and putting this into practice and doing independent study. The tutors are really willing to answer any questions you have about careers in law and applications to university too. I would strongly recommend :)’

‘I’m really glad I completed the Debate Chamber course. I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of how intense/serious it would be but it was really interesting and interactive. All the people (students and tutors) were really friendly.’

‘The course with Debate Chamber is a fun, social way to learn more about the legal system and what it entails. It was good for me as I want to study Law at University and this course gave me an interesting and clear insight into the different aspects of Law that I will be studying at University and it helped me start to think about which type of Law I would like to specialise in.’

‘A very interesting and engaging course. I was worried that it would be harder to enjoy it, with the whole thing being online, however the tutors were amazing and insightful. Knowing nothing myself about criminal or family law, this was a new area for me, and I’m amazed with how much knowledge I have come out with. I would 100% recommend this course to other students.’

‘I had an interest in law but didn’t know much about how the legal system actually works or what laws actually exist, so if you were like me then i would 100% recommend! I loved it so much that I’m going to do another course! I did an online course and it had a fab balance between being taught information as if it were a lecture and putting this into practice and doing independent study. The tutors are really willing to answer any questions you have about careers in law and applications to university too. I would strongly recommend :)’

Practical Details

The Criminal Law course is an online event for students aged 15-18.

This is a two-day course, running on 24th – 25th October.  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 internet connection.

The cost of the two-day Criminal 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