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.
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.
- Legal Authorities and Citations
- Legal Analysis
- Westlaw© online legal research
- The Legal Memorandum of Law
- Manual Legal Research
- Types of Legal Writing
Who Should Attend?
Individuals who have already completed the Paralegal Certificate Course, or the equivalent, or law office experience.
$729 (does not include course materials)
Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 4.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing the course.
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.