The legal world constantly prompts one to enhance their knowledge. A law student or even a lawyer is modelled to consistently look for ways to add onto their knowledge as well as their resume. With the outside world being inaccessible and people being restricted to online mediums for such additions to their resumes, the CuriousForLaw Team decided to put together a list of the best online courses that Law Students, as well as Lawyers, can opt for during the time of a Lockdown. Online Courses with certification from authoritative sites can expose you to learnings from some of the best universities around the world and also look good on your resume.
A. edX– edX is a learning platform founded by MIT and Harvard. The platform provides a range of courses from universities like Harvard, MIT, University of California, University of Texas, Boston University and many more. A number of courses like International law, human rights, property rights, criminal law, contract law etc can be opted for law students as well as lawyers.
Popular Courses: Contract law, International Investment law, The Psychology of Criminal Justice
Cost: The courses are provided free of cost however they may charge for the certificate. You can enroll in the courses anytime and can access it anytime from anywhere.
B. Coursera- This is another learning platform for students that provides around 3800 online courses from the top universities of the world. The platform is especially convenient to use because of the pre-recorded lectures which can be accessed anytime. Assignments, quizzes and exams are also conducted for better learning and one has to take the exam in order to be eligible for the certificate.
Popular Courses: Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases, Financial Markets, Environmental Law and Policy, International Tax Law etc.
Cost: They charge for the certificate. However, if one cannot afford them, they also provide for financial aid or scholarship.
C. Udemy- the platform ensures learning from the top instructors of the field. An attractive aspect of the site is that it does not restrict one to a specific time frame by proving lifelong access to courses.
Popular Courses: The law of Tots Made Simple, Constitutional law, the legal Implications of Social Media in the Workplace, Corporate and Business laws etc.
Cost: Courses are not for free however the prices are very reasonable starting at simply Rs. 420.
D. Indian Academy of law and Management– the website offers a range of online skill development law courses. This site can help one enhance their legal skills. It is not simply informative but also some courses are quite practical for law students.
Popular Courses: Drafting Legal Pleadings for Indian Courts, Master Certification on Corporate Contracts, Master Certification in filling and obtaining Trademarks etc.
Cost: The cost of the certificate courses for freshers may be a bit expensive.
E. Enhelion– the platform aims at providing practical legal knowledge in India. The journey of this organization started with only 2 online diploma courses and 4 certificate courses on Intellectual property but now has more than 200 online certificate courses and has collaborated with 40 law firms. The courses have user friendly interface. Along with the module students also receive books. The assessment is done on the basis of the online assignments and the eligible students get certificate.
Popular Courses: International Trade Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Civil and Criminal Law in India etc.
Cost: The diploma and certificate courses are affordable.
F. Lawskills- A popular amongst students, this is an initiative by Manupatra, one of the largest legal databases of India. It is a self- paced e-learning platform. It provides for 150+ Short term and certificate courses. Along with English and Hindi the courses are also available in the regional languages such as Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Bengali which makes this different from other e-learning platforms.
Popular Courses: Negotiation Skills, Introduction to Legal Writing, Introduction to Economic Offences and White Collar Crimes etc.
Cost: available at affordable prices and some free courses are also available.
G. LawSikho- This platform is one of the leading legal e-learning platforms of India. They provide diploma and certificate courses. They also provide customized training programs for lawyers. Also prepare the aspirants for the judiciary and law entrance exams. They provide diploma courses, Executive certificate courses, certificate courses, Bootcamp and Test Preparations.
Popular Courses: Diploma in M&A, Institutional Finance and Investment Laws, Certificate Course in Arbitration: Strategy, Procedure and Drafting, Certificate Course in Companies Act etc.
Cost: The diploma courses are expensive.
H. The lawlearners – This initiative is incubated by Gujarat National Law University and funded by the Gujarat Government.
Popular Courses: Courses cover topics like Torts law, contract law, family law, constitutional law etc.
Cost: This platform provides free certificate courses at basic level and they charge minimum amount for advance level courses.
I. myLaw- This platform provides certificate courses for law students as well as for law aspirants.
Popular Courses: Legal Research, Legal Writing, Introduction to Drafting, The Essentials of Procedure and Jurisdiction etc.
Cost: a few courses are for free and the rest at priced below Rs.500.