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Legal Research and Writing

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A course designed to strengthen skills for research, writing, analysis, and critical thinking. It focuses on the crucial issues of writing in the context of law practice. Students learn how to 1)report legal research findings in an appropriate format, 2)use appropriate citations for sources, 3)use the proper format and content in drafting client correspondence and legal documents; and 4)modify standardized forms found in form books, pleading files, or a computer data bank. Prerequisite: Paralegal Studies 221