ERIC Number: ED242872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Computerized Legal Research. Final Report.
A project was undertaken to develop a curriculum for a course in computerized legal education that could be used at Highline Community College in Midway, Washington. As part of the curriculum development effort, project staff reviewed relevant literature, visited colleagues at the University of Washington and the University of Puget Sound Law Schools who use the WESTLAW and LEXIS computerized legal research systems, interviewed representatives of each system, and prepared a detailed curriculum for a course in computerized legal research. As a result of these activities, those working on the project became familiar with the workings of both the WESTLAW and LEXIS systems and learned how to explain them to students. A computerized legal research curriculum was drafted and subsequently revised following evaluations by faculty and students at Highline Community College. Based on their review of the two legal research systems, the project staff recommended that Highline Community College lease the WESTLAW system for a year and evaluate its effectiveness for use by paralegal students. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Highline Community Coll., Midway, WA.