Introduction to US Law for International Students
Welcome! The primary focus of this course is to provide you with a practical introduction to United States law and related legal English vocabulary. This course will introduce you to the Constitution of the United States, US Court Systems, Case Law, and Jurisprudence, Comparative Business Entities, Comparative Labor & Employment Law, and US Business Contracts.
When you finish this course you will have a more sophisticated understanding of US law and a better ability to compare US law to the law of your own country. The course is primarily designed for university students from Mexico but will be helpful for students from other countries, too.
Each course lesson is a total of approximately three hours and was presented live online. You will be watching the recorded versions of these presentations but you are as much a part of the course as the students who participated in person! You will have the opportunity to assess your understanding with quizzes, including multiple choice and short answer questions.
Learn Sources of US Law
Explain, Discuss, and Compare US Law
Understand and practice Legal English
Our first lesson introduces the Constitution of the United States and how the Constitution organizes the federal government and protects important freedoms.
Lesson 2 discusses how the US professionals select business entities, the differences among these business entities, and how US business entities compare to business organizations in other countries
In this lesson we discuss US federal and state court systems, how cases progress in a civil litigation, and principles of case law and statutory interpretation.
This lesson discusses laws governing employment and workers’ rights in the United States