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Legal Research and Writing

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Description

Through legal research, a researcher can develop a more sophisticated understanding of law, by referring to codes, legal treatises, and legal encyclopedia, among others. Navigating through that data, however, requires a systematic and practical approach. By gathering appropriate information, analyzing it, and drawing conclusions from the analysis, a researcher can best serve the interests of the client.

For this Basic Completion course, students have 24/7 access to on-line testing materials. Each chapter of text in a course has twenty questions, multiple choice, true-false or a combination thereof. Students may query the instructor up to three times, via e-mail, regarding course content. For the Advanced Completion course enrollment, students have unlimited access to the instructor via e-mail.

TEXTS: Legal Research and Writing (Some starting points), by William P. Statsky. Fifth Edition. West Educational Publishing Company, 1999. ISBN: 0-314-12901-4

Legal Research and Writing (Some starting points), by William P. Statsky. Fifth Edition. West Educational Publishing Company, 1999. (Student workbook) ISBN: 0-314-12978-2. List Price: $26.95


Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will have:

  • Learned about different research materials
  • Practiced the different strategies used in conducting legal research
  • Discover the different kinds of legal writings
  • Go about learning how to do such writing.


Assessment

Students will complete open-book multiple choice exams on each chapter of material in the course (where the course consists of 18 chapters of material). Students may query the instructor up to three times, via e-mail, regarding course content.

course quick facts
course code DED2802-F
cost $159.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials
available
6 Weeks
instructor

George Guay is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, and has spent the last decade teaching a variety of online law courses that cover topics such as, Business Organizations and the Law, Contract Law, and Ethics and the Law. Guay has authored a number law related documents including bar review outlines and texts for courses covering the LSAT. He has taught over thirty subjects in online courses, which have covered a myriad of subjects from law to criminal justice.