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Legal Research & Writing

Legal research and writing

Learn foundational skills for legal research and writing

This course provides the foundation for finding legal authority, conducting legal analysis, and writing basic legal memoranda. It is required to complete the Paralegal Certificate and is offered multiple times throughout the year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

This course is open only to students in our Paralegal Certificate program. You will not be able to register until your application for the Paralegal Certificate program is approved.

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Learner Outcomes

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Identify and distinguish the differences between primary and secondary legal authority
  • Conduct online research using Westlaw software
  • Use proper Bluebook citation format for both primary and secondary legal authority
  • Research primary authority and conduct legal analysis based on a given fact pattern
  • Author a closed-legal memorandum

Course Schedule

TypeDateTimeLocation
Online (Instructor-led)Saturdays & Sundays
Oct 16 - Nov 13, 2021
9:00AM - 12:00PMZoom
Emory Online

Legal Research & Writing Section Information

Contact Hours
27 hours

Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit - $1,295.00 or 50% deposit

Instructor(s)
Matthew Cornick