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Course Description

Legal questions come up regularly in our daily lives and the language of law is everywhere.  Legal Terminology 101 is a comprehensive guide to the language of the legal system.  If you're planning on purchasing a house, involved in a landlord-tenant dispute, making a will, buying a car, getting health insurance, applying for a credit card or hiring a lawyer then understanding the terminology of the contracts, forms and systems is vital for a successful outcome. 


This course is ideal for anyone wanting to quickly and easily learn common legal terms.  Each of the self-paced lessons includes sound files so you can hear the pronunciation immediately. 

Whether you're a homemaker or a student or looking for work in the legal or business world this course will help you learn a new language the 'legal language'


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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1. Introduction to Legal Terminology

    Introduction and Course Overview
  • Lesson 2. The American Legal System

    History of the American Legal System
  • Lesson 3. The Litigation Process

    Terms used in litigation.
  • Lesson 4. Civil Actions

    Terms most commonly associated with Civil cases.
  • Lesson 5. Criminal Law

    Terms commonly used during the course of a criminal trial.
  • Lesson 6. Contract Law and Lease Terminology

    Terms associated with contract law and leases.
  • Lesson 7. Wills and Estates

    Terms associated with wills and estates.
  • Lesson 8. Family Law and Domestic Relations

    Terms presented in this lesson will help you to make better sense of the complexities of relationships.
  • Lesson 9. Bankruptcy

    Two types of bankruptcy available to individuals as well as the terminology commonly associated with this process.
  • Lesson 10. Tort Law

    Terms used in a personal injury, or tort, cases.
  • Lesson 11. Property Law

    Terms you will likely encounter during the home buying process.
  • Lesson 12. Partnerships

    General terminology governing partnerships and their operation.
  • Lesson 13. Corporations

    Terms commonly associated with the incorporating process.
  • The Final Exam

    The Final Exam
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Course Title: Legal Terminology 101
Course Number: 8900095
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Professional Development
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: John Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Review: Read Editorial Review
Course Fee: $40.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $65.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the American legal system.
  • Define terms dealing with the litigation process.
  • Define terms dealing with civil actions.
  • Define terms dealing with criminal law.
  • Define terms dealing with contract law and lease terminology.
  • Define terms dealing with wills and estates.
  • Define terms dealing with family law/domestic relations.
  • Define terms dealing with bankruptcy.
  • Define terms dealing with tort law.
  • Define terms dealing with property law.
  • Define terms dealing with partnerships and corporations, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Introduction AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 2 ExamExam10
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment15
Lesson 3 ExamExam10
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment15
Lesson 4 ExamExam9
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 5 ExamExam10
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 6 ExamExam10
Lesson 7: ExamExam9
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 8: ExamExam9
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 9: ExamExam10
Lesson 10: ExamExam10
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 11: ExamExam9
Lesson 12: ExamExam8
Lesson 13 AssignmentAssignment10
Final AssignmentAssignment5
Lesson 13: ExamExam10
The Final ExamExam98
Total Points:317

Student Testimonials

  • "It was all very helpful....It was a very precise and on target course. The instructor was very prompt in his replies. All in all, it was a fascinating experience, especially since I have never worked in legal and it was all new to me." -- Janice D.
  • "The entire course was very informative and organized. I enjoyed it very much....I really enjoyed the instructor's comments that he gave often throughout the course." -- Jean C.
  • "Most helpful was the way the chapters were dedicated to different divisions of law. This was exactly the emphasis I needed....Thank you for your words of encouragement." -- Karen P.
  • "I copied the lessons and will be referring to them-a good summation of different types of law....The instructor was very personable and helpful." -- Colette W.
  • "I like that you divided the legal terminology into different categories. It made the study easy and easier to memorize the legal words. I liked it. I am glad I took this course....The instructor is great. He is very nice and he answered my email pretty quick. I appreciated it. I hope I will have him as my instructor again." -- Debi C.
  • "The information provided was exactly what I wanted. The course was great because I could do it when it was convenient for me." -- Karen D.
  • "I want to thank the instructor for the hard work and wish him good luck." -- Sharif H.
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