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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   


Online (Instructor-led)Mar 13, 2023 to May 08, 20236:00PM - 9:00PMZoom

Legal Research & Writing Course Information

Contact Hours
27 hours

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