What you'll learn
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.
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about An Introduction to American Law
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
Anita Allen – Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy – Penn Law
Shyam Balganesh – Professor of Law – Penn Law
Stephen Morse – Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law; Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry; Associate Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society – Penn Law
Theodore Ruger – Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law – Penn Law
Tess Wilkinson-Ryan – Assistant Professor of Law and Psychology – Penn Law
Tobias Barrington Wolff – Professor of Law – Penn Law
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks