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PLA495 Objective Writing Capstone

Lead Faculty: Dr. Bryan Hance

Course Description

Allows students the opportunity to conduct in-depth legal research using both print and online resources. Focuses on creating an objective legal document, such as an office memorandum or scholarly legal article, suitable for publication or use as a writing sample on a job interview.

Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct in-depth legal research on a specific area of law.
  • Complete an objective legal document, such as an office memorandum, under the tutelage of a University faculty member.
  • Articulate ways of critiquing their own objective legal document.
  • Describe the process of proofreading and editing their objective legal document.

Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.