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Introduction to Law


Legal systems exist to serve the interests of the citizenry. Laws under such systems can deal with the public and private safety and health of citizenry, the means to resolve problems among parties, certain ownership interests which the law recognizes and protects, and the legal systems of different nations.

For this Basic Completion course, students have 24/7 access to on-line testing materials. Each chapter of text in a course has twenty questions, multiple choice, true-false or a combination thereof. Students may query the instructor up to three times, via e-mail, regarding course content. For the Advanced Completion course enrollment, students have unlimited access to the instructor via e-mail.

TEXT: West`s Business Law (Text, Cases, Legal, Ethical and International Environment), by Kenneth W. Clarkson, Roger Leroy Miller, Gaylord A. Jentz and Frank B. Cross. Ninth Edition. West Educational Publishing Company, 2004. ISBN: 0-324-15282-5


After completing this course students will have:

  • learned about the difference between civil and criminal law;
  • studied the procedures used in the operation of the American legal system;
  • examined a diverse range of legal topics, including cyberlaw, insurance, international law and will, trusts and estates;
  • enhanced study skills through the use of open-book quizzes;
  • developed an understanding about how this form of distance education works;
  • explored torts, which involves personal injury law and insurance law;
  • started the process of learning about the law through individual study.


Students will complete open-book multiple choice exams on each chapter of material in the course (where the course consists of 12 chapters of material).

course quick facts
course code DED2802-A
cost $159.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials
6 Weeks

George Guay is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, and has spent the last decade teaching a variety of online law courses that cover topics such as, Business Organizations and the Law, Contract Law, and Ethics and the Law. Guay has authored a number law related documents including bar review outlines and texts for courses covering the LSAT. He has taught over thirty subjects in online courses, which have covered a myriad of subjects from law to criminal justice.


"This was an excellent refresher course. I am able to use this information as a regular part of my job. I thought the text was excellent, and easy to follow. The examples and cases provided allowed me to easily understand the terms and the laws." - Denise Turk