Legal Research - Pennsylvania and Federal Laws
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Legal Research - Pennsylvania and Federal Laws

Learning to differentiate and research federal / state / municipal laws and regulations that govern your behavior in PA.
4.5 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
8 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course students will be able to understand the difference between Federal / State / Municipal laws and regulations. T
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Requirements
  • Access to a computer and the Internet to research laws online.
  • Helpful, but not necessary - access to a law library. Most counties have a law library at the county courthouse which is open to the general public.
Description

This is the missing life skills course from your high school or college education. In this course you will learn to find and research the laws that govern your behavior as a resident of Pennsylvania. You will learn the difference between Federal and State and Municipal laws and which type of behavior each of them regulates. You will also learn the difference between a" law" and a "regulation" and "contract law."

If you have been served with a complaint or summons or citation, this course will teach you to do some preliminary research to determine whether or not you need a lawyer. If you do need a lawyer, the course will teach you which items are important to prove your case. 

This course is also designed for individuals who run a business or nonprofit institution and who need to know the rules which regulate their conduct to work efficiently with counsel.  

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone Pennsylvania resident who realizes that the ability to find the laws that regulate our behavior is a basic life skill that should have been taught inhigh school.
  • Anyone who is confronted by a court case or legal citation and who wants to learn more about the law.
  • Anyone who runs a business or serves on the board of a nonprofit.
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Curriculum For This Course
8 Lectures
01:00:49
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Principles of Basic Legal Research
8 Lectures 01:00:49

Finding the law. Where are laws published? What is a quick way to find laws?
03:39

Overview of Laws. Laws may be Federal or State or Municipal.
06:28

Constitution Laws. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land.
08:48

Federal Laws. Although most laws are state laws, the Federal Law preempts.
11:44

State Laws. Most laws that govern you are state laws.
08:03

Regulations. These are quasi laws enacted by a government agency.
06:41

Contract Laws. You make your own laws when you sign a contract.
02:30
About the Instructor
Robert P. Gasparro
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8 Students
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Attorney

Robert Gasparro is an attorney, accountant, adjunct professor, and manager of Lifespan Legal Services, where he conducts a practice focused on elder law and estate planning. His background in accounting assists in obtaining maximum benefits for a senior given the financial resources available for care. His legal background assists in drafting legal documents necessary to implement a plan. His educational background assists in course development and presentation.