Sep 17, 2018
I enjoyed this course and it helped me to understand the basic parts of American Law. My only suggestion is to provide even more cases as examples to demonstrate the doctrines and statutes. Thank you.
Jul 26, 2019
This is an excellent class, presentations and content from expert professors are well done, I highly recommend this class whether you're studying law or any other discipline this class is essential.
por Alaa m•
Oct 21, 2019
I really enjoyed an learned a lot of Things about law ...
thanks a lot
por Lawrence M•
Nov 20, 2018
The course does offer basic insights into the history of American law, as promised. It also gives you valuable perspective on American legal history and on the principles that govern our courts - especially the Supreme Court. That said, I don't give it five stars because the more extensive texts and reading were unnecessary to passing it. The tests are honestly too easy, and I'm saying that as someone who has never even touched law school.
por YAO E M K•
Nov 11, 2018
I learnt a lot from this course and highly recommend it to anyone
por Cezary P•
Jan 06, 2019
Feb 27, 2019
Muy buen curso. Ideal para estudiantes en los primeros años de la carrera de derecho. Buen material bibliográfico para ser un curso corto.
por Ellie O•
Sep 07, 2018
Some weeks are definitely better than others, but all are interesting and informative!
por Laura P C•
Feb 04, 2016
Very interesting course, with a summary of the main features of the American law and lots of additional reading materials. Recommendable.
por Paul J M•
Mar 31, 2016
A very interesting and well presented introduction to US law--even for those, like me, who are neither US citizens nor lawyers. The instructors manage to make some complex ideas simple to understand while not talking down to their students. Assessments were fairly straightforward but did cover the material fairly well.
The biggest weakness, in my view, was the discussion forums. As seems common in most courses on the new Coursera platform, the forums were fairly quiet. However, this was made worse by the apparent attitude of the course mentors who, whether intentionally or merely through their language limitations (neither of the most active mentors were native English speakers or US residents), seemed patronising and dismissive of entirely reasonable questions. Moreover, their input in ever thread served to stifle discussion between students; once they had given the 'correct' response any other input was entirely unwelcome.
I've never come across such apparently hostile 'mentoring' either online or in the traditional academic situations. For this reason alone I rate the course at a 4 rather than 5 star. Maybe later courses will have different mentors or the existing ones will improve their skills. If you can live without friendly and supportive forums then I unreservedly recommend the course.
por Andell R•
Nov 17, 2017
A very concise and in depth introduction.
por Roel C•
Nov 28, 2015
I suggest that there be a written assignment.
por Ricardo A T•
Sep 11, 2016
As the name says, the course it's only an introduction. It's too general but gives to the viewer, student, a basic idea of how the american law sistem works.
por Christopher S•
Jan 19, 2016
This course gives a wide view of the various aspects of American law and does so very well. I enjoyed the way each week was organized. I know that this was an introductory course but would've enjoyed a mechanism for studying some topics in more depth.
por Emily G•
Feb 21, 2016
This course provides a good overview of the different kinds of American law.
por Lyndon X•
Jun 03, 2016
por Leung M L M•
Sep 13, 2016
An introductory course that provides an overview to a few major aspects of American law, including contract, tort, constitution, property law. Important cases are incorporated to help illustrate fundamental legal concepts. I appreciate that the course puts some highlights in the comparison between the laws of American and laws of other common law jurisdictions, so even law students/legal practitioners from other countries could gain some insight.
por Joshua M•
Jan 07, 2017
Basic information, but very helpful prior to entering your 1L year.
Sep 23, 2017
por Mohammed A G•
Jan 19, 2018
I found them in every week of the lecture trying to approve 2 points:
1- Why is our laws great
2- why is it different from other laws
which are mainly not the things I care about.
I care about how these laws work in general and maybe some of the interesting cases that happened.
Also I felt like the course wasn't really organized, like if we have a week to understand how that law connects to that law and how that law connects to the general map of laws (made up name)
But I felt that the things we studied wasn't really connecting to each other.
but anyway generally the course did it's job, and ironically I found the sixth week the most not boring one for some reason.
por Vivian M•
Oct 30, 2017
It´s a good course to learn about American Legal System.
por Nereida J•
Jun 12, 2017
heavy course load. Required me to think outside of what the lecture was teaching
por Richard S•
Jan 08, 2017
Good for beginners. Thank you for the introduction!
por Savanna A•
Jul 07, 2017
Great, easy way to get familiar with a lot of different aspects of American Law. Introduces you to important topics, landmark cases, and helps you get familiar with the way that lawyers/law students talk about cases.
por Amit K•
Apr 24, 2018
A very well thought out selection of lectures and topics to provide an introduction to someone without any prior knowledge of the American legal system. At the same time, these lectures have enough food for thought for the engaged learner and should encourage further exploration of these topics. In my case, it led to several further readings and video watchings.
por Derrick J R•
Sep 23, 2015
This was a great introductory course on the legal principles that govern our country. It was well instructed and easy to understand. My only grievance would be to have more testing involved so that the information will be transferred to the long term memory.