Advanced Legal Research and Writing Certificate

Advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere, will be examined. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught.


  • Format: Online Course

    Hours: 42 hours / 4.2 CEUs

    When: Bi-monthly start dates

    Cost: $729

You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as timesaving devices in legal research and legal writing.

This course is designed to examine more thoroughly advanced and specialized approaches to utilizing the legal sources available in the law library and online.

The Advanced Legal Research and Writing Certificate is offered in partnership by the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and the Center for Legal Studies.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals who have already completed the core paralegal course or have worked as a paralegal for at least a year

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

October Session – Register Now
Monday, October 19, 2015 - Friday, December 4, 2015

January Session – Register Now
Monday, January 11, 2016 - Friday, February 26, 2016

Course Format: 
Course Fee(s): 


Continuing Education Information: 

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 4.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of 42 hours of course work.
Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
Timely and successful completion of written and oral assignments is required. To receive your Certificate of Completion, you must have a score of 70% or better on assignments and on the final written examination.


Textbooks are available from the Center for Legal Studies for approximately $192(US). To order your textbooks please call 800-522-7737 or visit The Center for Legal Studies. 

Participants will be expected to complete reading and homework assignments and will choose or be assigned an advanced legal research project to be submitted in class. Final research projects will be presented for grading to the instructor or The Center for Legal Studies as a prerequisite of course completion.