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Legal Terminology

This course will examine the legal terminology used in Civil Litigation, Criminal, Administrative, Commercial, Personal Injury, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Ethics, Corporate, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Employment, and Estate Law.

Self-Paced30 Course Hours | 13 Weeks
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Legal Terminology


This course takes a practical approach to legal terminology and is perfect for anyone considering law school. You will learn the use of legal terminology as it applies to the federal and state court systems, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Torts and Personal Injury, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Legal Ethics, Corporations, Contracts, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Labor and Employment, Wills, Trusts, and Estates.


  1. General legal terms that fall in multiple areas of law
  2. Contract legal terminology
  3. Litigation legal terminology
  4. Real Estate legal terminology
  5. Probate/Estate legal terminology
  6. Intellectual Property legal terminology
  7. Bankruptcy legal terminology



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

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