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Achieving Excellence in Legal Education Since 1980
Advanced Legal Research & Writing Certificate Course
About This Course

This exciting course is designed to teach advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere. 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.

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

Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from the college or university of their choice.

Lesson 1: Legal Authorities and Citations

Lesson 2: Legal Analysis

Lesson 3: Westlaw® online legal research

Lesson 4: The Legal Memorandum of Law

Lesson 5: Manual Legal Research

Lesson 6: Types of Legal Writing

Course Objectives:

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.

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Online Format

The Center for Legal Studies features in an online format the same Advanced Legal Research & Writing Certificate Course that has been offered via live lecture at colleges and universities throughout the nation. Classes are available from any computer with Internet access. This course is designed to more thoroughly examine advanced and specialized approaches to utilizing the legal sources available in the law library and online.

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Required textbooks for the Online format are:

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