Judgments interpret the law and, sometimes, even make laws. Thus, there is perhaps nothing more important for law students, lawyers and judges than to have the ability to closely and critically read judgments – often, many of them in a very short time. Reading case summaries and notes does not suffice in acquainting them with the applicable law; it merely tells them the holding in a particular case. Thus, judgment reading has no substitute.
This course apprises you with ways to read, understand, interpret and use caselaws/judgments in the most efficient and targeted manner. It acquaints you with smart and productive ways to read judgments, thus helping you cut down on the number of long, tedious hours wasted in deciphering lengthy texts. Further, the course explains how to identify judgments through their citations and where to find these judgments in law reporters, online databases, etc.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
Language : English
Progress will be tested by way of quizzes and assignments at the end of each Module. Learners must attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain course certificate.