Law and Social Work - The Body of Law
This object is suitable especially for an opening module, enabling discussion of the legal system. The Body of Law will make students aware of: How law is made How social issues may be reflected in the legal rules How the legal rules reflect the society of which they are a part The relationship between national and international jurisdictions The role of the judiciary and of case law The separation of powers The Body of Law aims to help you understand the structure of the legal system and the way that the law is made. The object presents a series of video interviews with Gwyneth Roberts, Alison Brammer and Stuart Vernon, all of whom have written about social work and law and have taught social workers in training. A full transcript can be seen alongside each video section or a printable version can be downloaded. The object also uses the metaphor of the human body to present a framework for legal rules. Please note that there is a text only version of this learning object, which facilitates use of the resource on slow connections or with assistive software. The estimated study time for these materials is: 80 minutes.