Judicial and Prosecutorial Reasoning

London Corporate Training
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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

Training content

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)
  • 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

Week 2: Prosecutorial reasoning

  • Why become a ‘Prosecutor’
  • What Prosecutors Do and Do Not Do
  • Interests, skills and characteristics of a Prosecutor
  • The structure of the Interview Process that Interviewers Look For
  • Common hypothetical questions
  • The character of a ‘Prosecutor’ – how to develop one
  • Statutory background and normative forces
  • Powers and limitations
  • Discretion and its maximum limits
  • Legality v. illegality
  • Ideology
  • Criminological skills
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Inertia
  • Role ambiguity
  • Systemic oversight and confidential investigations management skills
  • Internal checks
  • Prosecutions in rem and in personam
  • Adaptive management
  • Disempowerment
  • Role specification
  • Court prosecutorial skills

Certification / Credits

  • 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

Why choose London Corporate Training?

We have trained over 2,500 delegates from almost 600 client organisations

Complimentary Heathrow transfer (one-way)

Endorsed by various organisational and subject specific accrediting bodies

About London Corporate Training

London Corporate Training (LCT)

London Corporate Training have been established in the education, consulting and training industries for two decades. They work as a training team from their head office in London and aim to ensure all of their course participants receive the highest...

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