Michael G. SheppardDid you know you could be taking free online Constitutional law courses through Coursera and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), hosted by top colleges and universities?

Constitutional interpretation, analysis, and learning concepts may sound tedious or may look like expensive subjects to explore. However, there are some online classes available, each effectively able to share insight on the federal, legislative, and judicial branches of government, as well as power allocated to the states.

Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases | The introductory course provides an understanding of U.S. Constitution and landmark Supreme Court cases. Not only does this course discuss the Constitution’s beginnings, but also changes to it over the years. They browse the structure of individual rights and the federal government. The course additionally explores amendments, the Bill of Rights, Reconstruction, and the Progressive-era Amendments. Hitting on speech, religion, and clauses are done expertly in this course. The syllabus highlights three branches of government, the first amendment, criminal procedure, and modern controversies. The University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League institution, heads this online course.

A Law Student’s Toolkit | Both, advanced law students and as well as those simply interested in constitutional ideas would enjoy this course. The course introduces the public to key terminology, economics, and concepts. Each lesson provides students with the fundamental frameworks of legal procedure and legal analysis. Yale University heads this online course

An Introduction to American Law | The University of Pennsylvania offers the free course, providing a glimpse into six different areas of American law: Tort Law, Contract Law, Property, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Procedure. Many incredible Penn Law professors teach the online course, addressing the unique complexities and applications of the law.

There are many other courses that one might want to consider to understand a bit more about the construction, the shaping, and implementation of the constitution, including:

Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law – The Structure of Government. If you know of any other courses, please be sure to share!