Course Detail: CEPD-ALRWOL - Advanced Legal Research & Writing Certificate 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.
Lesson 1: Legal Authorities and Citations
Lesson 2: Legal Analysis
Lesson 3: Westlawę online legal research
Lesson 4: The Legal Memorandum of Law
Lesson 5: Manual Legal Research
Lesson 6: Types of Legal Writing
How to conduct manual legal research
How to conduct electronic legal research
How to find, interpret and use various types of legal authorities
How to shepardize legal authorities
How to write a legal analysis
How to draft a Memorandum of Law
How to brief case opinions
How to engage in various types of legal writing
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.
Continuing Education Units and Contact Hours
45 contact hours or 4.5 CEUs