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LSTD205 - Legal Research and Writing

 

This course will assess the methods used to locate necessary legal materials and be able to evaluate the appropriate citations of those materials. The paralegal aspects are reviewed and distinguished from other judicial case briefings. The course will introduce legal analysis methods and the preparation of appropriate techniques for researching legal issues and cases. Critical definitions of legal terminology are analyzed and used in preparation of legal materials such as memoranda, client letters, and other relevant documents. The course presents the student with techniques for effective writing in the legal environment.

 

Prerequisites

N/A

Corequisites

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 03/03/19 Winter 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
08/27/18 - 02/01/19 02/04/19 - 03/31/19 Winter 2019 Session I - 8 Week session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Thinking Like a Lawyer: An Introduction to Legal Reasoning, 2nd ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; link also provided in the classroom Lessons section
ISBN: 9780813344645
Publication Info: Routledge
Author: Vandevelde
Unit Cost: $37.99
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: The Lawyer's Guide to Writing Well, 3rd ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; link also provided in the classroom Lessons section.
ISBN: 9780520288430
Publication Info: University of California Press
Author: Goldstein
Unit Cost: $21.98
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Bluebook: Uniform System of Citation, 20th ed. - available online through the APUS Online Library: http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=https://www.legalbluebook.com
ISBN: 9780692400197
Publication Info: Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Author: Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Unit Cost: $41.30
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A