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Legal Research

This course will teach you how to conduct research within the legal profession. Within law, legal professionals must be able to research and cite case law, and this course explains the authorities, the law library, and how to cite and Shepardize cases properly.

3 Months / 24 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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Learning Method

Self-Paced

No instructor. Study on your own schedule

Legal Research

Details + Objectives

Course Code: T14171

What You Will Learn
  • IRAC and Sources of Law
  • Authorities of Law
  • Statutory and Case Law Research
  • Resources and Briefing
  • Computerized Legal Research
  • Shepardizing
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced online course
  • 3 Months to complete
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain key skills needed to work as a paralegal

Outline

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Details
I. Using FIRAC in legal research
II. Sources of law
III. Resources available for statutory research
IV. How to cite case law research
V. Secondary authority resources
VI. Using Shepard's citations in legal research
VII. Referring to a case using case citation
VIII. Writing a case brief
IX. Computerized legal research as a tool
Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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When can I get started?

You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

How does it work?

You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.

What if I need an extension?

Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.

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