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Online Scots law courses released by Open University
A suite of free courses on law in Scotland has been released by The Open University. Covering the Scottish Parliament and law-making, Scottish courts and the law, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, and Law and change: Scottish legal heroes, are intended to aid public understanding of the law and legal institutions.
They explore Scotland’s constitutional position, the law-making process in Scotland, and how developments such as the establishment of the UK Supreme Court have affected Scotland’s legal system.
The new courses are freely available, in line with The Open University’s social mission to make quality learning as widely available as possible. An optional (paid) assessment module is available for those who wish to earn academic credit from their study of the free courses.
Susan Stewart, director of The Open University in Scotland, commented: “The Open University is as relevant today as it was when we were founded 50 years ago. We have always been committed to making learning accessible to as wide a range of people as possible, regardless of their previous education.
“The law affects everyone and it’s important that people can understand not just the legal and political landscape but their rights as citizens. These new, free courses try to make it easy for people to build that understanding and at a time and place which suits them.”
Click here to access the courses.