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University of Pennsylvania

An Introduction to American Law

University of Pennsylvania via Coursera


This course will give you a glimpse into six different areas of American law: Tort Law, Contract Law, Property, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Procedure. You will gain insight into the complexities and dilemmas that arise from the application of law in different settings, and what is distinctive about American approaches.

Taught by

Anita Allen, Theodore Ruger, Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, Tobias Wolff, Shyam Balganesh and Stephen Morse


4.7 rating, based on 19 Class Central reviews

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  • This course provided a well-rounded introduction to the usual first year legal subjects. I highly recommend it for those trying to decide if a legal career would be appropriate for them.
  • Maurice Jones

    Maurice Jones completed this course.

    Outstanding course that is far more intensive and complete than someone would think from the term "introduction". The lectures were compete and interesting. I learned a great deal and even having discussions with friends who found I knew as much they did after their first year in law school.
  • Alvin Osborne completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    This is a great course! I highly recommend it for anyone contemplating attending law school. It will enlighten you as to whether you will the interest and dedication to study law. All of the law professors were absolutely superior, in their presentations!
  • Aleah Macpherson completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I enjoyed the course very much. I've always been interested in the law and its many branches. It was very informative.
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    Indeed this online course help in bringing out the best version of my life. So grateful for this opportunity.
  • Sobha Kurian

    Sobha Kurian completed this course.

    The course was very helpful for me to get acquainted with the realms of American Law. The lectures are fantastic and the tests for each week is also useful to know how much knowledge I gathered from this course.
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    I am taking the class right now and it's great. It's very educational and definitely on a beginner college level, as this is an intro class. I highly recommend this course.
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