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Advanced Legal Research & Writing (Textbooks Not Included)   

Advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere, will be examined. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as time saving devices in legal research and legal writing. Coursework in Advanced Legal Research and Writing is equivalent to 50 clock hours of study.

This course is designed to examine more thoroughly advanced and specialized approaches to utilizing the legal sources available in the law library and online.

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  • Delivers hands-on practical application research exercises to hone your research skills.
  • Get instruction in Westlaw© tutorials.
  • Student benefits from direct interaction with the instructor and other students.

Tuition cost does not include required or recommended textbooks.

Required Course Textbooks:

  • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing, 4th Edition - William H. Putman - $169.00

  • Legal Research Methods, 2nd Edition- Michael D. Murray and Christy H. - $105.00

Legal Research Requirement: 

  • Westlaw Access- $89.00

Recommended Course Textbooks:

  • Oran's Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition - Daniel Oran - $60.00
Advanced Legal Research & Writing (Textbooks Not Included)
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Participants will be expected to complete reading and homework assignments and will be assigned an advanced legal research project and legal writing assignment. Final research and writing projects will be presented for grading to the instructor or The Center for Legal Studies as a prerequisite of course completion. PREREQUISITE: Students must have completed the core Paralegal Certificate Course or have one year paralegal experience prior to enrolling in this course.

Class Dates: 6/24/2024 - 8/9/2024 Fee: $995.00

Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course.The cost does not include required text and recommended text for the program plus shipping and handling.


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