Introduction to law course at Udemy: links and coupon codes
I have created a course at Udemy to introduce US law to everyone.
This course is for those who want to learn more about law.
Why you should take the course
Law affects us all personally and professionally.
Knowledge of law is not just for lawyers. We should learn about law just like we learn about our health without becoming doctors and learn about our car without becoming auto mechanics.
We are a nation of laws so our citizenry and residents should have basic knowledge of the system of rules for our society and government. This basic foundation in legal knowledge is good for you and the country.
Why I built the course
I realized it was time to share my work with a broader audience. Previously I have built courses and resources for students and audiences at a variety of levels, from undergraduate, graduate, law school, and professional.
I wanted to try another platform -- Udemy. In this online setting, my lectures are planned, recorded, and then available for anyone who desires to see it, anywhere in the world, and at an excellent value for the learner. The reach can be broader. And I don't have to grade, which is my least favorite aspect of formal education teaching!
Value for you the student
I think this course is an excellent value. I am qualified to teach it, put a lot of effort into it, and provide quality information in a simple, straightforward, and streamlined manner. We cover a lot of material in a short time, but you have the rewind button, supplementary free articles (that I have written, refined, and continually improve) and the ability to ask questions.
I priced the course low -- as low as Udemy allows (see below about pricing). Because of the length of the course (over 2 hours), I could not offer it for free under Udemy's rules. I also realize that for some, "free" means less valuable or they assume it is simply advertising or marketing. So there is a cost, and the value is excellent for the right student to obtain a lot of knowledge delivered efficiently and clearly.
- Note that Udemy does their own pricing as well so the price you see may be different from how I priced it, they mark it down and up. So look around for the best price, best sale, and best coupon code.
I may occasionally put coupon codes here for the course. (Please check their expiration date as this page may not always be updated).
** Coupon code INTROLAW2024-2 ** Expires 3/7/2024 limited usage, first come, first served. Kind learners only please.
** Click this link to Udemy which has the coupon code embedded. **
** Or click the image to right to add coupon and go to Udemy **
Also, Udemy occasionally discounts the price as part of their normal promotional process. You may even see a higher price than the price I set because they do dynamic pricing.
The point is to check to ensure you get the best value and price for yourself.
I priced it at the minimum price allowed by Udemy, but they also do their own promotions and pricing which I do not control.
Free coupon code for past or current students
If you are a past or current student of mine, saw me speak somewhere, or are connected to me on social media, contact me for a free coupon code. * *
Value for me
The value for me is not financial, but the feeling that I have provided valuable knowledge to a broader audience on an important subject. I have built many resources to teach small groups of students, thirty at a time, why not share that with a broader audience?
Law can seem confusing to non-lawyers. I try to provide a simple practical overview because we all play a role in this nation of laws.
If you find my work valuable, the value to me is if you communicate that to me and others. If you have constructive and kind feedback, I appreciate hearing that too.
Yes, I do receive some author royalties and commissions for the course, but this financial remuneration is tiny! I have priced this as low as possible for this 4+ hour course.
If you are looking for entertainment, comedy routines, fancy graphics, and awesome video editing, this course is not for you.
It is no-nonsense information and knowledge with bullet point PowerPoint slides, trying to pack the most important legal nuggets of an area of law into a seven minuteish lecture.
I am not an entertainer, and I never will be. I will never have a Netflix comedy special. And I can barely edit a video so I don't try (someday I will learn). It's a lecture on a topic, that's it.
This course isn't for everyone, but it is for some (reminds me of this great country song).
The reviews are now solidly positive. This is amazing considering how hard it is to get people to agree on anything. See for example the U.S. Congress now, the 2022 Georgia Senate election, and the 2020 Presidential election, and the 2024 Presidential election, plus most issues today.
Here's a summary of the reviews, highlighting the positive trend:
- First review "... He dont even take time to explain the things... I...was hopeful to learn the legal system of US. But I was totally disappointed" (This unhappy and rude first student was in the course for a really short time, left me a one star review, and then got a full refund and left the course. He was clearly expecting something else so we wish him well.)
- Second review "Excellent!"
- Third review: "... a fantastic introduction! .... I like how he presents the subject matter, and I like how he gets right to the point."
- And then even more positive reviews have come!
This course is not for everyone (as evidenced by the first reviewer). If it's not for you, pass it by, or get your money back promptly and go your way.
Learners need a solid understanding of English and the ability to tolerate a lecture where I provide the essential basics of that area of law. Kind learners only please.
Course outline handout
I created an outline handout which I update periodically. With this handout and my accompanying webpage, the organization is abundantly clear for most learners. This outline also helps me as I continually update the course, including with new lectures.
I think I built a good course to introduce law to non-lawyers.
I put a lot of effort and time into it, and maybe it is right for you, and provides you with knowledge and understanding that will help you.
- See my online course "Introduction to Law" at Udemy (check above for any coupon codes)
- Articles on this site
- See my promo video (below and at Udemy)
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Page posted 10/12/2022. Updated 2/6/2024.