Insights: U.S. Legal System Certificate Program

Insights programs are in-depth professional development programs for international and U.S. students, legal educators, and legal professionals.

Join expert Boston College Law School faculty for this popular five-day introduction to the U.S. legal system – now offered online!

Participants will learn about:

  • The system of justice and legal problem-solving in the U.S.
  • The facilitative role lawyers play in business transactions
  • The role of the lawyer in the U.S.
  • How criminal cases are handled in the U.S.
  • How lawyers prepare for a trial
  • How to introduce evidence in a case
  • Human rights standards and applications to business law
  • Intellectual property law in the U.S.
  • Environmental law and lessons for the future
  • The role of constitutional courts

Each of the five days will offer a two-hour, live synchronous session and a two-hour, recorded asynchronous session. The live sessions offered via Zoom will be interactive; participants may attend recorded sessions at a time that is convenient. Live Q&A sessions with instructors will follow the recorded sessions.

Total program hours: 25


Insights: U.S. Legal System - Online

August 12-16, 2024

Registration Deadline: August 5, 2024

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Program Fee: $300 USD

Please note that online participants are required to have a computer with video and audio capability.

Participants must also create a Zoom account in advance according to Boston College security requirements.

This program has a maximum capacity to allow for participant engagement and ensure the best possible experience. Register early to avoid disappointment!


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Insights: U.S. Legal System Program Testimonials, 

August 2023 Program:

- “I really liked the course, it was a very useful and enriching week for those of us who intend to train in the United States legal system. I would like to continue to do so. Thank you for your time and dedication during this week.”

- “This program exceed[ed] my expectations. [It] offers a great perspective of the U.S. legal system, from a very practical and dynamic point of view. Thus, I am very grateful to have the chance to be part of it. Thank you very much to everyone that made it possible and that contributed to its success.”

- “The 2023 Insights: US Legal System course is an enriching and fascinating course that I would recommend to anyone, no matter their background or level of expertise.”

Insights: U.S. Legal System Instructors


Certificate Pricing

Insights: U.S. Legal System 

The program fee for
Insights: U.S. Legal System
is $300 USD.

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General Information:

You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Insights U.S. Legal System program. All sales are final; we are not able to offer refunds. Registrations may not be transferred to another person or to another course, workshop, or program.

Online registration is required to participate in the program. Tuition for the week-long program is $300 to be paid by debit or credit card. Registrations will be processed upon receipt of payment. Payment is due in full in order to enroll.