|Course Title:||Legal Research|
|Course Number:||PA 2220|
|Credits:||3 semester credits|
|Prerequisites:||PA 1102 – Introduction to Law and Contracts (Minimum grade: 2.0 GPA Equivalent).|
|Recommendations:||A student must have completed PA 1102 in order to take this course. It is recommended that student complete ENG 1108 and ENG 1111 or ENG 1114 prior to taking the legal research course. Also, the student will need to go to a full-service law library off-campus to complete some print federal and Minnesota legal research exercises. Otherwise, the IHCC library contains all federal and Minnesota law resources needed to complete exercises by Westlaw electronic access. The instructor will provide a suggested list of off-campus law libraries.|
|Catalog Description:||Provides an understanding of the law library and will assist the student in developing research skills through the use of digests, reporters, statutes, administrative materials and secondary materials. This course includes practice problems requiring legal research. The course also will include an introduction to computerized legal research.|
|Course Objectives/ Learning Outcomes:||Students will be able to:
Total Semester Hours 48.0
|Course Objectives:||To provide students with a basic understanding of legal analysis, the tools available for legal research and the process of conducting legal research in print and electronically.|
|Course Measures:||The students may take quizzes and exam(s), and do legal research assignments and projects both in print and electronically, and may meet with the instructor individually to review legal research assignments.
Grading of assignments and exams may be on a numerical basis. The final grade will be a full letter grade (A-F).