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AIGA Law for Designers

Self-Paced3 Course Hours | 12 Weeks
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AIGA Law for Designers


Designers across all specializations and industries must have a working knowledge of relevant laws and basic legal concepts. This course covers legal topics relevant to designers, including copyright and intellectual property, contracts and nondisclosure agreements, and legal requirements for accessible design. Through this course, designers will learn about laws most relevant to their work.

Please note: This course covers the basics of law but is not meant to provide legal advice. If you require legal advice or other expert assistance, please seek the services of a professional. While every designer should be familiar with relevant legal issues, there is no substitute for having qualified legal counsel.


  • IACET CEUs: 0.3


  • Mobile-friendly
  • Audio-enabled
  • Badge and credit-awarding
  • Real-world case studies
  • Fully accessible
  • Games & Flashcards
  • Expert-supported
  • Video content

learning Outcomes

  • Identify the major areas of federal regulation most relevant to the field of design
  • Describe basic legal terminology and elements of the larger legal environment
  • Identify key elements of copyright law and define fair use
  • Explain the major legal protections for intellectual property rights
  • Describe ADA and Section 508 compliance
  • Explain common goals of accessibility laws and guidelines
  • Recognize different legal structures in business
  • List key differences between independent contractors and employees
  • Define the legal elements involved in forming a contract
  • Define nondisclosure agreements

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