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.
von Nereida J•
Jun 12, 2017
heavy course load. Required me to think outside of what the lecture was teaching
von Zhen Z•
Jul 09, 2017
overall a well-organized course for an overview of american law regime.
von Emily K•
Apr 24, 2017
Very good overview and great resources to enhance the learning experience (and at my own pace).
von ZEINA D S•
Jun 13, 2017
Everything was good.
But I have two observations:
1 - Some of the lectures had a translation of the Arabic language and some doesn't contain, I wish I could find a translation in all lectures, which facilitates the process of study.
A. For the certificate:
I hope to send a copy by mail address to the student, because universities usually have a certain paper quality for certificates.
and many student look forward to keeping the certificates in frame as usual.
thanks for your cooperation
May 02, 2017
very interesting and informative course.
von Pedro A V G•
Jun 19, 2017
I have learned what I expected about the American Law system and enjoyed the process. Despite that, I would implement more ways of evaluation than only tests.
von Marc L•
Feb 19, 2018
good, very basic, introduction
von diana s•
Jul 19, 2019
Es un curso bastante basico y facil de comprender.
von Matthew J•
Jul 26, 2019
Good overview. I guess the presentation could have been more interesting.
von TANVI S•
Sep 18, 2019
An amazing course to enhance the basic understanding of the American Laws.
von 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.
Sep 23, 2017
von 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.
von Rachael W•
Apr 09, 2017
Good introductory course. I'd like to see a little more detail, though. Maybe individual courses, or peer reviewed responses.
von Joshua M•
Jan 07, 2017
Basic information, but very helpful prior to entering your 1L year.
von Robert M M•
Jan 09, 2017
An interesting course that covers broadly the American Law areas. Not too difficult. A good introduction.
Very well presented.
von 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.
von 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.
von 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.
von 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.
von Fabio P R•
Apr 17, 2017
It is not as demanding as the courses offered by European universities, and this is a negative aspect. However, it provides a useful brief introduction of some key aspects of US Law to foreign lawyers in a very interesting way. It would be nice having entire courses to each of the topics exposed in this course.
von Elizabeth S•
Apr 17, 2018
This was a great way for me to start pursuing my interest in American law and I enjoyed it. Having a different professor for each week kept it interesting, and I have come away from this class with a solid overview of what each field of law has to offer.
von 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.
von Jeremiah T•
Sep 11, 2019
This is a great introduction to the topic, providing basic insight into the primary topics of American Law.