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PAL 201 - Advanced Legal Research and Writing

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: PAL 101  

Students are trained to prepare research and analyze search in memoranda and briefs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Build on skills obtained in Legal Research and Writing 1 and apply these research skills to writings.
  2. Write memorandums.
  3. Draft more formal writings such as appellate briefs and formal memorandum of law.
Listed Topics
  1. Review of tools of a legal researcher from PAL 101  
  2. Development of in-depth approach to analyzing case law
  3. Formats for various research projects including inter-office memorandums, trial briefs, and appellate briefs
Reference Materials
Contemporary texts, software, and appropriate A-V materials.
Approved By: Lauth, Laurence Date Approved: 01/17/1983

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