PAR 101 - Legal Research and Writing I
Prerequisite: Appropriate score on assessment test or successful completion of PCS 021 and TRE 089
Description: Introductory principles and procedures for conducting legal research and techniques for basic legal writing. Includes categories of research materials, proper citing of legal material, finding and using secondary authority, Shepard’s Citations, case law, constitutions, statutes and administrative law. The analysis of research topics and the preparation of research reports, basic letter writing, and legal memorandums will also be covered. This should be the first course taken in any paralegal program. All other paralegal courses require that this course either be completed or taken concurrently.
Lecture Hours: 3
Notes: Students seeking the AAS Paralegal degree must also have an appropriate score on the assessment test or successful completion of or higher.
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