University of Pittsburgh

Law You Can Use

Taught in English


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Marily Nixon, Esq.

Instructor: Marily Nixon, Esq.

Beginner level

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15 hours to complete
3 weeks at 5 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • How to use law to succeed in your profession. Legal basics and emerging issues in areas every professional needs to know.

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There are 6 modules in this course

Welcome to the Getting Started module, where you'll find the course welcome, an overview of the structure, and insights into the module content covering key areas of U.S. legal systems, healthcare compliance, human resources law, corporate compliance, and international business law.

What's included

1 video2 readings

This module examines the foundations of the U.S. legal system, from federal and state courts to the branches of government shaping laws. You will also learn about common law versus civil law systems and how to analyze legal materials like cases, statutes, and regulations.

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4 videos7 readings1 assignment

In this module you learn the key components of an effective compliance program. We explore the value of compliance programs in general through the lens of how an organization must comply with a specific federal statute: the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1966, or “HIPAA.”

What's included

6 videos11 readings2 assignments1 plugin

This module covers essential topics such as defining disabilities, reasonable accommodations, and legal considerations for employee conditions like drug use and vaccination refusal. Through exploration of these topics, participants enhance their ability to foster inclusivity and ensure ADA compliance, while also gaining knowledge to navigate complex legal frameworks, understand ADA regulations, and foster inclusive workplaces.

What's included

5 videos8 readings1 assignment

In this module you explore the fundamental principles of corporate compliance, providing a detailed explanation of its definition and highlighting its significance. It also examines the intersection of ethics and compliance with corporate governance, along with contemporary issues and emerging trends in the realm of corporate compliance.

What's included

4 videos9 readings1 assignment

This module explores the complex mechanisms of alternative dispute resolution, such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, along with enforcement strategies for international judgments, and navigate the intricate terrain of resolving disputes across borders.

What's included

5 videos14 readings1 assignment


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