Introduction to Law Suite

Introduction to Law Suite

Explore different specialties and gain a greater understanding of the legal field. Suite includes Real Estate Law, Employment Law Fundamentals, and Introduction to Criminal Law.

72 Course Hrs
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72 Course Hrs
Study online with Instructor moderated discussion boards.
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Real Estate Law dives into the legal issues involved in real estate field, such as sales to title examinations. You will learn from real world examples to better understand how real estate law is used in day-to-day real estate practice and investing.

Employment Law Fundamentals explores the basics of employment law. You will gain an understanding of federal employment laws that dictate employee benefits, hiring practices, evaluation and termination procedures, conflict resolution, discrimination and union laws, and workplace safety rules.

Introduction to Criminal Law explores one of the most fascinating areas of legal practice. You will get a behind-the-scenes look at criminal law by examining the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and the paralegals who work closely with them.

Suite bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Suite bundles.


  1. Employment Law Fundamentals
    1. Employee or Independent Contractor?
    2. Employment Benefits
    3. Hiring Practices
    4. Evaluating Employees
    5. Employment Disputes
    6. Employment Disputes in Court
    7. Discrimination and Title VII
    8. More Discrimination Laws
    9. Labor Unions
    10. Labor Negotiations
    11. Workplace Safety
    12. Legal Compliance
  2. Introduction to Criminal Law
    1. Introduction to Criminal Law
    2. Murder by Degrees
    3. More Crimes Against Persons
    4. Principals, Accessories, and Attempt
    5. Sex Crimes
    6. Crimes Against Property
    7. Drug Crimes
    8. Crimes Against Justice
    9. The Trial
    10. Defenses
    11. Insanity and Constitutional Defenses
    12. Sentencing and Appeal
  3. Real Estate Law
    1. The Law of Property
    2. All About Estates
    3. The Importance of Property Boundaries
    4. Sales and Foreclosures
    5. Fixtures, Easements, Licenses, and Liens
    6. What You Need to Know About Contracts
    7. Landlord-Tenant Law
    8. The Ins and Outs of Deeds
    9. Demystifying Mortgages
    10. What Happens at the Closing?
    11. Zoning and Restrictive Covenants
    12. Real Estate Professions



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 is 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.


Ann Nevers

Ann Nevers holds a law degree and a master's in health law. She works in dispute resolution for business, employment, and health care and regularly teaches courses in these areas. She has published numerous academic articles, edited legal manuals, and written chapters on employment, dispute resolution, and health care topics.

Neal Bevans

Neal Bevans is a former Assistant District Attorney. A veteran of over 150 trials, Bevans has tried every major felony from rape, murder, and narcotics to armed robbery. One of his cases was televised nationally on Court TV. He has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia (Order of the Barrister) and has been a college instructor for over 10 years. He has also presented numerous seminars to medical professionals about the legal field, including training seminars for legal nurse consultants and sexual assault nurse examiners. In addition to practicing real estate law, he also worked as a title examiner and bought and sold real estate investment properties. An author of fiction and nonfiction material, his textbook Criminal Law and Procedure for Paralegals, was published in 2002. His second textbook, Tort Law for Legal Assistants, was published in 2003. He has also published numerous magazine articles about many aspects of the legal and medical fields, including articles focusing on developing a legal nurse consulting practice. He is also a contributing columnist to Legal Assistant Today magazine.

Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.

Instructor-Moderated Course Code: B9748