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 role of the lawyer in the U.S.
  • The facilitative role lawyers play in business transactions
  • How to introduce evidence in a case
  • How civil and criminal cases are handled in the U.S.
  • The role of constitutional courts
  • The appeals process in the U.S.
  • Models of governance in times of stress
  • Environmental law and lessons for the future

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

January 9-13, 2023

Registration Deadline: January 1, 2023

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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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U.S. Legal System Program Testimonials, August 2020 Program:

- “I can say, with absolute certainty, that this course exceeded my expectations. I was positively surprised by the quality and depth of the content, the material provided and the professors. Above all, I want to thank the warm welcome I received from all the professionals and students involved in this course. I'm sure this was one of the best experiences I've ever had.”

- “The course was excellent in all aspects and met the proposal to introduce the American legal system wonderfully. Amazing teachers, great lessons. It met all my expectations. I hope to see you soon again. Thank you!"

- “I am happy with the content of the course. Very stimulating lectures, great teachers, and good structured classes. I learned so much. Thank you all.”

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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.