Time: 11.15am - 12:30pm on Saturdays (GMT)
Term Date: 20 January - 30 March
Half Term: 17 February
Presenters: David Mendes de Costa, Bart O’Toole, Ian Mason: all barristers with extensive experience of how law and the constitution actually work in everyday practice.
New 9-week course Starting 20th January 2024 – in-person and online
Freedom under law is the foundation of democracy and social order. How does it work and where does it come from?
The course will explore the nature of law, the history of the Common Law and Equity, and how it works today in the UK Constitution and elsewhere.
Topics include: natural and human law; custom and tradition in law and practice; case law, judicial precedent and the role of judges and juries; equity and its purpose; Parliament and the separation of powers; human rights; international law and the United Nations; natural law and its modern relevance for nations, societies and individuals.
Intended for anyone interested in society and how it works, the course aims to demonstrate how the Common Law and the Constitution are based on reason and good practice embodying or attempt to embody natural principals of law and justice.
This in person course will be offered in our London School location, at the following address: 11 Mandeville Place, London, W1U 3AJ. View map