2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

LAW 218 - Legal Research and Writing II

Description: Application of research and writing skills in responding to complex legal issues and preparing complex legal documents.

Prerequisites: LAW 217  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Legal research
  2. Federal, state and local statutes, ordinances, acts, court rules and case law
  3. Blue Book and/or ALWD citation form
  4. Research analysis and writing strategy
  5. Complex legal documents
  6. Computer-assisted legal research
  7. Ethical concerns relating to legal research and writing

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Locate and apply federal, state and local statutes, ordinances and acts, court rules, and case law in the preparation of complex legal documents. (1,2,4-6)
  2. Summarize and explain relevant facts and legal issues involved in complex legal problems. (4,5)
  3. Cite relevant authority using Blue Book and/or ALWD citation form. (3)
  4. Apply research analysis and develop strategies in the legal writing process. (1,2,4-6)
  5. Draft complex legal documents. (1-6)
  6. Use computer-assisted legal research. (6)
  7. Identify and explain ethical concerns relating to legal research and writing. (7)