Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LGST 102 - Legal Research

(G and TP/SS only)

Focuses on the importance of legal research as a valuable skill set for the paralegal professional. This introductory course will explore the elements of an organize approach to legal research including traditional and electronic sources of research and commonly used research tools to include online research and use of secondary sources to include treatises, annotations, and legislative histories. PREREQUISITE(S): LGST 101 . Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly LA 102.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to locate federal and state case law.
  • Demonstrate how to locate federal and state legislation.
  • Demonstrate how to research legal issues using Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, and other online resources.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of facts, evidence, and rules of law to establish authority to support a legal position.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of local rules, regulations, and legislative histories.

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