LAW 282 Advanced Computer-Assisted Legal Research (3)

3 hours lecture per week

Prerequisite(s): Paralegal program major; grade of “C” or higher in LAW 203. Prerequisites may be waived by instructor or Program director.

Comment: LAW 282 may not be audited.

This course trains the student in developing a working knowledge of the functions of the LEXIS and/or WESTLAW computerized legal research systems through hands-on experience with computers and through lectures regarding the theory of research methods. Both independent and group research activities are required. Coverage of other computer-based research databases is also provided. The course culminates in an independent computer-assisted research assignment.

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