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.

3 Months / 30 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
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Course code: T14180

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.

What you will learn

  • General legal terms that fall in multiple areas of law
  • Contract legal terminology
  • Litigation legal terminology
  • Real Estate legal terminology
  • Probate/Estate legal terminology
  • Intellectual Property legal terminology
  • Bankruptcy legal terminology

How you will benefit

  • This course will help prepare students for law school

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 3 Months access
  • 30 course hours
  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.

Your course begins immediately after you enroll.​

You have 3 months of access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period. You will have the opportunity to interact with other students in the online discussion area.

There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons within the allotted access period. Discussion areas for each lesson are open for the entire duration of the course.

Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.