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Contracts Courses

Take free online classes and courses in contracts to build your skills and advance your career. Learn contracts and other in-demand subjects with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.

What is a Contract?

A contract is a voluntary and legally binding agreement between two or more parties. A contract can be either written or verbal and terms of the contract can be either expressed or implied. A lawyer is not required for the creation of a contract. People enter into contracts all the time simply in the process of going throughout their day, from agreeing to a web site’s terms of service to ordering a meal at a restaurant.

Online Contracts Courses and Programs

Get an introduction to contracts with online courses designed to help you learn in an engaging and effective online environment complete with video tutorials, quizzes and more. Additionally, edX offers the option to pursue verified certificates in online courses. The certificate lists edX and the name of the university or institution offering the course and can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile. It is proof for employers and others that you have successfully completed the course.

Get started by enrolling in ContractsX, an 8-week online course taught by Harvard Law Professor Charles Fried, a leading authority on contract law. This in-depth law course uses case studies to introduce students to a wide range of issues surrounding the creation and enforcement of contracts. Gain a clear understanding of the purpose and significance of contracts and the limits to enforcing contractual obligations. Learn key terminology and gain experience reading through different types of contracts to identify problems and understand various elements and their importance.

Explore all free online courses on edX. Many courses are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.