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Free Online Law Courses by Coursera

Wikipedia: Coursera (/kɔrsˈɛrə/) is an educational technology company founded by computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller from Stanford University. Coursera works with universities to make some of their courses available online, and offers courses in engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, and other areas.

coursera law courses

Property and Liability: An Introduction to Law and Economics (Click here) 

Richard Adelstein

Think about the oldest and most familiar principles of American law, property and proportional liability, in a new and surprising way, and learn to apply economic reasoning to an especially important and interesting aspect of life.

Introduction to International Criminal Law (Click here)

Michael Scharf

Taught by one of the world’s leading experts in the field, this course will educate students about the fundamentals of international criminal law and policy. We will explore the challenges of prosecuting international genocide, war crimes, terrorism, and piracy cases.

English Common Law: Structure and Principle (Click here)

Hazel Genn

For students or professionals who have an interest in learning about the development and application of the law in a common law jurisdiction.

Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy (Click here)

Don Hornstein

Interested in learning about how the law analyzes issues and resolves disputes involving pollution, natural resources, endangered species, environmental justice, and sustainable development? Professor Hornstein will guide you through these issues, and more, in this course.

Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World (Click here)

Ebrahim Afsah

Learn what motivates the restive Muslim youth from Cairo to Tehran, what political positions Islamists from Mali to Chechnya are fighting for, where the seeming obsession with Islamic law comes from, where the secularists have vanished to, and whether it makes sense to speak of an Islamic state.

Law and the Entrepreneur (Click here)

Esther Barron and Steve Reed

This course will highlight the critical legal and business issues entrepreneurs face as they build and launch a new venture. We will explore real world scenarios, and address the legal and business issues that entrepreneurs face, from the moment they conceive of the “million dollar idea” to all of the important junctures along the path to success.

The Law of the European Union: An Introduction (Click here)

Stefaan Van den Bogaert

The EU is the most successful supranational legal order to which 27 Member States have transferred sovereign rights. This course explores the functioning of the unique creature that is the EU, the impact of its laws on states, citizens and companies, and the current challenges it faces.

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