: Our pre-law courses provide you with online, multimedia, interactive instruction in the basic subjects required of first-year law school students.
This program consists of six, essential pre-law courses including:
Over the course of the contracts module, students explore the basic elements of the legal contract, including the offer, acceptance of the offer and consideration.
This module provides students with an in depth study of the United States Constitution, how it was developed and its relevance and importance in all aspects of the judicial decision-making process. Students also study the Bill of Rights and the 27 Constitutional amendments. These are summarized and incorporated into constitutional cases that have played a special role in the formation of major legislation. Students will also explore other legal principles and concepts, including due process and equal protection, with a special focus on the First and Fourteenth Amendments.
Tort law is limited to injuries against one’s person or property. Over the course of this module, students are provided with a broad overview of the types of torts including trespass, false imprisonment, character defamation, nuisance, assault, battery, negligence and misrepresentation.
In this module, students learn about the various elements and classifications of crimes and about legal processes including criminal dispositions.
Civil Law Procedure:
This module serves as an introduction to the Code of Civil Procedure (litigation at the Federal level). Students learn about a variety of legal principles and terms including jurisdiction, venue, parties, claims, joinder, motions, interpleader, and intervention are explored in this module. The module also includes a discussion of various aspects of the litigation process, including discovery, pre- and post-trial motions, pleas,Instructor Description
: Katherine Pang, PhD, JD, LLM, MBA, MEd, MS
Dr. Pang has instructed, facilitated, and led numerous business skill courses including team building, building effective groups, and similar courses for several manufacturing companies including Weir SPM, Turbomeca, as well as the City of Arlington along with numerous top 100 law firms.
Dr. Pang served as a faculty member at the University of Texas at Tyler and has been an adjunct faculty member in the law and business/ schools of many universities including the Stern School of Business at New York University, the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, Pepperdine University, USC, Golden Gate University, the University of California, Irvine, Regent University, and Northeastern University. Dr. Pang received her B.A. from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School, her M.Ed from the University of Texas, her MBA, MS (Psychology), and her Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M – Commerce. Dr. Pang also has two theology degrees.
Dr. Pang has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience in professional services, manufacturing and education oriented companies. Dr. Pang has served as founder, president, CEO, COO and CFO of several companies over the last 15 years. Prior to forming Corporate Growth Strategists, Dr. Pang was recruited to serve initially as COO/CFO and General Counsel for a Dallas-based CNC precision and assembly manufacturing company to effectuate a restructure of corporate obligations and operations. The successful reduction in corporate indebtedness and the substantial increase in cash-flow flowing from operational and financial changes resulted in Dr. Pang’s promotion to interim CEO and General Counsel for a period of 12-months. Dr. Pang has also served as COO and General Counsel for Technology Training Services Corporation a technology training company delivering services in Europe under Unites States Government contracts. Dr. Pang was also the Manager, Firmwide Practice Section Development, Training and Forms for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Pang has over 20 years of experience in the design, development and delivery of educational courses and professional development and training content. She has been the CEO and Founder of three companies in the field of applied skills, active learning both in an ILT, CBT and Web-Based environment. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 65 business and law-related courses. In addition, Dr. Pang serves in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 100 business and law-related courses. In addition, she has served in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs.
Dr. Pang has been a speaker at numerous e-learning conferences, including the MEC 2001 Conference sponsored by Arizona State University, the 2001 Conference on Training and Knowledge Management sponsored by Generation 21 Learning Management Systems; E-Learn 2005 and Online Educa Berlin 2005, AACE/ED Media 2006, E-Learn 2006, E-Learning Guild 2006, CELDA 2007, Learning Conference 2008 at University of Illinois, Chicago, EduComm 2008 in Las Vegas, DevLearn 2008 in San Jose, among numerous other professional conferences.
This program does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.