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Law and Legal Careers

8 courses in Law and Legal Careers.

Employment Law Fundamentals (253)

Learn the basics of employment law so you can legally hire, evaluate and manage employees as a manager, supervisor, small business owner, human resource specialist, or corporate executive. Learn the difference between an employee and independent contractor; the basic types of employee benefits; effective hiring, evaluation, and termination procedures; methods to resolve employment disputes in and out of court; discrimination and union laws; and workplace safety rules.

You’ll gain an inside view of the law with court examples, real situations, and prevention strategies that prepare you to effectively resolve workplace issues. You’ll learn effective communication techniques, negotiation strategies, and what to expect if you do go to court. This course is a must for anyone who is (or aspires to be) a supervisor, manager, or human resources professional.

Tuition: $95.00

Introduction to Criminal Law (304)

Criminal law is one of the most fascinating areas of legal practice. The instructor--a former major-felony prosecutor who has appeared on Court TV--gives a behind the scenes look at criminal law by examining the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and the paralegals who work closely with them. You will examine all major areas of crime: from theft to murder, conspiracy to sexual assault. The trial of a criminal case will be dissected and explained for you. You'll also explore the various types of criminal defenses, sentencing, and appeals procedures. A variety of exercises based on the lessons will give you a hands-on experience. Each lesson will also feature A View from the Inside -- compelling information about the criminal justice system, in the words of actual people who experience it every day.

Tuition: $95.00

Legal Nurse Consulting (639)

Are you a registered nurse or other medical professional looking for extra income or a new career opportunity? Attorneys are increasingly relying on experienced nurses to help them understand and resolve complex medical cases or claims. If you're interested in sharing your expertise in nursing and health care with law firms and insurance companies, this course will introduce you to the specific legal fields where your skills and knowledge are most needed. You'll also learn how to create your very own legal nurse consulting practice from the ground up.

Tuition: $95.00

Legal Secretary (350 Hours) (1134)

Master the skills you need to be a legal secretary and prepare for the National Association of Legal Professionals (NALS) Accredited Legal Secretary (ALS) exam.

Tuition: $2295.00

LSAT Preparation - Part 1 (360)

Taking both part 1 and part 2 will prepare you to perform well on all three question types on the LSAT: reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and analytical reasoning. You will practice on actual LSAT exams from previous years and also learn proven test-taking techniques. LSAT Preparation - Part 1 provides an overview of law school entrance procedures, a career in law and law school survival techniques. You will also participate in an intensive review of analytical reasoning questions, including techniques for drafting the three most helpful types of diagrams, and explanations for and interpretations of correct answer choices. You will also learn the outline format that law school admissions counselors favor for preparing the writing sample.

Tuition: $129.00

Paralegal (69)

This nationally recognized Paralegal online course and training program prepares potential paralegal students to be successful in the fast growing paralegal career field. The paralegal training program includes free access to the official NALA Campus certification exam prep and Westlaw. All materials included!

Tuition: $1995.00

Real Estate Law (649)

If you've ever bought or sold a home, you know that having an understanding of real estate law is essential. This course will give you a complete overview of real estate law, from buying and selling, to mortgages, easements, and foreclosure. We'll go over the issues in a straightforward and entertaining manner, leaving you with a strong foundation in this critical area of legal practice.

Tuition: $95.00

Workers' Compensation (583)

A workers' compensation case is one of the most common types of lawsuits in the United States. Paralegals are far more likely to be involved with workers' compensation than criminal cases, business disputes, or intellectual property cases. This course will introduce you to workers' compensation law and provide you with a skill set that will help you gain employment in this fast-growing legal field.

Tuition: $95.00

Last Updated: 4/24/14