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Judicial Reasoning

2021 Course Information:

Venue:Duration:Date:Price:
Online 12 hours Flexi-date£1,750.00
In-House Agreed with client FlexiblePOA
London 5 days 16-Aug£3,050.00
London 5 days 15-Nov£3,050.00

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    Who should attend?

    • Members of the judiciary of all grades
    • Prosecutors
    • Trainee judges and prosecutors
    • Court clerks
    • Legal and administrative personnel of tribunals
    • Counsels of States
    • Legislative drafters
    • Members of Parliament participating in legislative drafting committees
    • Lawyers
    • Legal professionals, clerks ofchambers, and paralegals
    • Law graduates wishing to take either the judicial or prosecutorial route

    Accreditations

    Outcomes

    • Enhance the ability to engage ‘critically’ and logically in judicial reasoning
    • Develop the skills to articulate sound legal arguments
    • Strengthen the understanding of the moral, social and political aspects of legal reasoning
    • Understand the relationship between statutes and cases
    • Appreciate the role of Judges and Human Rights
    • In-depth understanding of the role of rights in administrative, civil and criminal justice processes
    • Understand the substantive role and constitutional position of judges
    • Master judicial approaches to statutory interpretation and the influence of international instruments on those approaches
    • Gain an in-depth appreciation of the fundamental elements of the rule of law, and the significance of fairness and justice in social and legal systems
    • Identify rapidly key issues in cases and be able to summarise key points succinctly, accurately and with high impact
    • Strengthen legal research skills using primary and secondary sources
    • Kolb’s Adult Learning Styles Model
    • Respond coherently to challenging questions about the law by the use of legal referencing

    COURSE TOPICS:

    Week 1: Judicial reasoning

    • Explore ‘What’ the ‘Law’ should mean to you
    • Legal, moral and justicial facets explained
    • Why the nature of law evolves, its significance to society, and how big data drivers will drive future law-making
    • Legislative interpretation
    • Applied legislation for interpretation – Persons of legislative interpretations (PLIs) /li>
    • Techniques for developing and evidencinga reasoned argument
    • Rebuttable v. non-rebuttable presumptions
    • Judicial precedent v. freedom to exercise judicial discretion: scoping and limitations
    • The base for logical reasoning
    • The aspects of judicial reasoning
    • The relationships and roles of parliaments and courts
    • Reasoning techniques to reach decisions
    • The ‘neighbour’ principle as outlined by Lord Atkin
    • Internal and external justification of conclusions of law – dictum justifications
    • Use v. misuse of deduction