Course Details

LGS207 Fundamentals of Legal Research & Writing

Introduction to skills essential to effective identification, analysis, and research of legal issues. Students learn to formulate research plans that require the efficient use of basic research tools to locate primary and secondary authority in both print and electronic formats. Practice in accessing sources commonly used by state court systems and drafting projects, such as case briefs, in-house legal memoranda and court appellate briefs consistent with professional standards of style and citation. Emphasis on validating research and quickly assessing statutory and case law.

Credit Hours: 3