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 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.
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 Andell R•
Nov 17, 2017
A very concise and in depth introduction.
von Roel C•
Nov 28, 2015
I suggest that there be a written assignment.
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 Lyndon X•
Jun 03, 2016
von Joshua M•
Jan 07, 2017
Basic information, but very helpful prior to entering your 1L year.
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 Vivian M•
Oct 30, 2017
It´s a good course to learn about American Legal System.
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 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
von Ellie O•
Sep 07, 2018
Some weeks are definitely better than others, but all are interesting and informative!
von YAO E M K•
Nov 11, 2018
I learnt a lot from this course and highly recommend it to anyone
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 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 Jeremiah T•
Sep 11, 2019
This is a great introduction to the topic, providing basic insight into the primary topics of American Law.
von Gregory L•
Jun 27, 2018
Great basic overview. Evaluations a bit too easy/forgiving.
von Rui S•
Feb 27, 2017
Interesting course, but a bit too basic and superficial. Teachers were engaging though.
von valentin b•
May 18, 2018
The interactive transcripts were really bad. Usefull questions and a good general knowledge
von Tanmay B•
Nov 30, 2015
Nice and necessary
von Kristopher K•
Jan 11, 2016
Great examples for understanding.