Advanced Legal Research and Writing is offered in collaboration with The Center for Legal Studies.
This stimulating Advanced Legal Research and Writing Online 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. Students will also learn how to formulate Westlaw search queries and effectively and efficiently use Westlaw and other online legal research methods as timesaving 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.
The Advanced Legal Research and Writing course is for current paralegals who want to enhance and fine tune their research and writing skills. This course assumes that the student already has a basic understanding of legal research, terminology, judicial system, rules of procedure and evidence. Students will build on their core paralegal skills. This course provides instructions and practices with preparation of complex legal documents and research assignments. It is suggested that students complete George Mason’s Paralegal Certificate program prior to attending this course.
Textbooks are not included in the course registration fee. Textbooks are available on any online bookstores, or order from CLS at 1-800-522-7737.