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Course360 Legal Research and Writing Printed Access Card, 1st Edition

  • Cengage
  • ISBN-10: 1111545189
  • ISBN-13: 9781111545185
  • Mixed Media
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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About the Product

Course360 for Legal Research and Writing is a full online course, designed by a team of Instructional Designers and Subject Matter Experts specifically for online or hybrid learning environments. These online courses allow students to master important concepts needed to excel in the legal field. Each robust course is interactive and hands-on—presenting important information in a manageable way and giving many opportunities to put it all into practice. Our team of experts finds the best digital content in our library to teach all relevant topics, and we then write assessments to test them. Syllabus, content and assessments are all tied together through an outcomes-based framework that focuses on your students' ultimate success in the course. Course360 also works within your very own Learning Management System and is highly customizable and flexible. We can perform customization for you, or you can make modifications along the way. Either way, you have the opportunity to make the course your own.

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Cengage

Cengage is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience. Cengage is headquartered in Boston, MA with operations in more than 20 countries around the world. For more, visit: www.cengage.com

Table of Contents

At the completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Describe the sources of legal authority in the United States.
2. Analyze a legal problem by applying relevant legal authority to facts.
3. Conduct legal and factual research, and verify the reliability of cited legal authority, using print, electronic, and Internet sources.
4. Draft legal documents and memoranda in an appropriate format, using a writing style that conveys legal theory clearly and concisely.
5. Describe the ethical principles that govern paralegal conduct to help you identify and avoid ethical dilemmas.
6. Describe skills required of the paralegal to competently perform legal research and writing.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Legal Research, Analysis and Writing  (ISBN-10: 1428304428 | ISBN-13: 9781428304420)

The second edition of this popular text provides students with in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals divided into four parts: Introduction to Research Analytical Principles and the Legal Process; Legal Research; Legal Analysis; and Legal Writing. This approach meets the challenge that Paralegals and law clerks are increasingly faced with when called upon to perform substantive legal research, analysis, and writing tasks. Comprehensive coverage of the difficult areas of legal research, analysis, and writing, such as: conducting statutory research and analysis; how to cite authority; how to identify the key facts in a case; how to conduct counteranalysis; and how to prepare an interoffice memorandum and court brief are included. Numerous hypotheticals, examples, and exercises engage students, and make the subject matter easier to comprehend. The setup of this text allows for use in separate research and writing courses, or where both researching and writing are combined in one course, instructors can select the chapters deemed appropriate.

Student Supplements

Legal Research, Analysis and Writing  (ISBN-10: 1428304428 | ISBN-13: 9781428304420)

The second edition of this popular text provides students with in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals divided into four parts: Introduction to Research Analytical Principles and the Legal Process; Legal Research; Legal Analysis; and Legal Writing. This approach meets the challenge that Paralegals and law clerks are increasingly faced with when called upon to perform substantive legal research, analysis, and writing tasks. Comprehensive coverage of the difficult areas of legal research, analysis, and writing, such as: conducting statutory research and analysis; how to cite authority; how to identify the key facts in a case; how to conduct counteranalysis; and how to prepare an interoffice memorandum and court brief are included. Numerous hypotheticals, examples, and exercises engage students, and make the subject matter easier to comprehend. The setup of this text allows for use in separate research and writing courses, or where both researching and writing are combined in one course, instructors can select the chapters deemed appropriate.