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Advanced Legal Research & Writing (Textbooks 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.

 

Advanced Legal Research & Writing (Textbooks Included)
Item: 202004LS25006 Instructor: 
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: 10/19/2020 - 12/4/2020 Fee: $1,331.40
Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course.The cost includes required text and recommended text for the program plus shipping and handling. It is highly recommended students purchase the online WESTLAW legal research access for $89. Please call 1-800-522-7737 for more information.
 

Advanced Legal Research & Writing (Textbooks Included)
Item: 202101LS25007 Instructor: 
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: 1/11/2021 - 2/26/2021 Fee: $1,331.40
Students have 7 weeks to complete the online course.The cost includes required text and recommended text for the program plus shipping and handling. It is highly recommended students purchase the online WESTLAW legal research access for $89. Please call 1-800-522-7737 for more information.
 

Advanced Legal Research & Writing (Textbooks Included)
Item: 202003LS25002 Instructor: 
This course is designed to examine more thoroughly advanced and specialized approaches to utilizing the legal sources available in the law library and online.

After successfully completing the tests and assignments for course, students will be able to:

•Conduct manual legal research

•Conduct electronic legal research

•Find, interpret and use various types of legal authorities

•Demonstrate how to Shepardize legal authorities

•Write a legal analysis

•Prepare a Memorandum of Law

•Brief case opinions

•Demonstrate various types of legal writing

Class Dates: 8/24/2020 - 10/9/2020 Fee: $1,362.40
This is a 7-week course. The cost includes required text and recommended text for the program plus shipping and handling. It is highly recommended students purchase the online WESTLAW legal research access for $89. Please call 1-800-522-7737 for more information.
 

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