Develops legal research skills through focused exercises using print and computerized research. Exposes students to primary and secondary legal authorities, with an emphasis on legislative history, administrative materials and loose-leaf services. Develops writing skills by examining different parts of the legal memorandum, including questions presented, brief answers, statements of fact, and conclusions.
- Describe what comprises the law in our society, including statutes, court opinions, and state and federal regulations, with emphasis on legislative history, administrative materials, and loose-leaf services.
- Demonstrate manual legal research skills by completing focused exercises in the use of case reporters, annotated codes, Shepard's, A.L.R., practice guides, periodicals, and treatises.
- Employ computer legal research skills by completing focused exercises in the use of case reporters, annotated codes, Shepard's, A.L.R., practice guides, periodicals, and treatises.
- Brief court opinions.
- Identify and discuss legally significant facts.
- Draft a statement of facts.
- Describe how to organize and draft a legal memorandum.
Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
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