Advanced Legal Research and Writing Certificate-Online



This course will examine advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library and online. You will learn the conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research. You will also learn how to formulate Westlaw search queries and effectively and efficiently use Westlaw and other online legal research methods as time-saving devices in legal research and legal writing. Coursework is equivalent to 50 clock hours of study.

Required Textbooks and Legal Resource

  • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing, 4th edition, by William H. Putnam
  • Legal Research Methods, 2nd edition, by Michael D. Murray and Christy H. DeSanctis
  • Westlaw online legal research access, available for the duration of the course for $89

Highly Recommended Textbook

  • Oran’s Dictionary of the Law, 4th edition, by Daniel Oran. Clifton Park: Delmar Cengage Learning


For more information, call The Center for Legal Studies at 800.522.7737 or visit their Online Store to order.

Name Session Dates Location Format Registration Dates
Advanced Legal Research and Writing Certificate-Online08/23/21 - 10/08/21Online04/07/21 - 08/20/21  REGISTER NOW
Advanced Legal Research and Writing Certificate-Online10/18/21 - 12/03/21Online06/03/21 - 10/15/21  REGISTER NOW