Courses of Study through eCornell 2022-2023 
    
    May 18, 2024  
Courses of Study through eCornell 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Legal Essentials Certificate


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This certificate program from Cornell Law School will provide you with an introduction to the U.S. legal system and how it operates in a business environment. Throughout the courses, you will discover how to make informed business decisions based on your understanding of legal language and concepts. You will have the opportunity to explore the specific functions of different bodies of law and determine how to harness them by planning a legal compliance strategy. Examining each step of the litigation process, you’ll develop the ability to analyze whether using litigation is the best path to resolve your business conflicts. Beyond the litigation, you’ll also explore the limitations of judicial and regulatory power, how they may protect your business interests, and when you should find alternative protections for a specific business case. By the end of this certificate program, you will be able to navigate legal ambiguity, find the best way to collaborate with legal counsel, and assess the costs and benefits of pursuing various legal options.

For the best experience in this program, it is strongly recommended to take these courses in the order that they appear.

Key Takeaways


  • Speak and understand the basic language of the law
  • Determine the sources and enforcement mechanisms of law that are most relevant to the business problem at hand
  • Partner effectively with counsel in evaluating situations that may involve litigation
  • Identify opportunities to litigate or avoid litigation

What You’ll Earn


  • Legal Essentials Certificate from Cornell Law School
  • 40 Professional Development Hours (4.0 CEUs)

Who Should Enroll


  • Business leaders looking to better understand legal issues
  • Founders and entrepreneurs
  • Anyone looking to work effectively with legal professionals
  • Professionals in highly regulated industries

Total Investment


  • 2 months to complete all the courses

How To Enroll


For more information on how to enroll, please visit Legal Essentials Certificate.