Course ID: LGS 108

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of Legal Research. The student will learn research tools and techniques necessary to find the actual law, but also how to use the various secondary materials, which assist in the research process. Some of the topics covered are: Case Reporters, Digests, Codes, Annotated Codes, Annotated Reporters, Citators, Loose-leaf Services, Legal Encyclopedias, Treatises and Computerized Research Services. As part of the course, students enrolled in Legal Research receive a subscription to Westlaw online legal library. Students have the opportunity to take a series of tutorials to learn effective online research skills. Upon successful completion, students receive a Paralegal Training Certificate from Thomson-West.