Introduction to Lega Research Unit 9

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Introduction to Lega Research Unit 9
Category:American Law
Deadline:2015-09-04 14:47


Create a Research Plan
Course outcome addressed in this Assignment: 

PA201-4: Develop a legal research plan.


For your course project you will be creating a research plan for a legal problem. Your facts are located in Doc Sharing. You will then be asked to apply the findings of your research to the legal problem in the form of an opinion letter to the client. This letter should be addressed to the client and should inform them of their basic rights under the law. It should be objective in nature and highlight both sides of the law.

Part 1:

Provide 3 secondary sources that you would consult regarding this legal issue. Include a 2–3 sentence summary of each source and also the proper Bluebook citation.
Provide 2 cases that discuss your legal issue. Provide The Bluebook citation to each case and the Facts, Issue, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion of each case.
Provide 2 statutes that are pertinent to this legal issue. Give the full Bluebook citation and a breakdown of each statute.
Provide two administrative agencies that may have resources regarding this issue. Provide a link to each agency’s website, the agency’s mission and why you think that the agency would be helpful.
Provide two reliable websites that you could consult regarding this issue. Provide the link to the website and a description as to what type of information you located on the website.
Provide a short explanation of how you conducted this research. What type of plan did you follow?
Part 2:

Now that the research is complete your supervising attorney has asked you to draft a letter to the client. Please explain to them the law. You should include citations, but should try to avoid legalese. Also provide them with any of the websites that you think they could visit to provide more information. It is important to clearly outline the basics of the research plan used and how you went about prioritizing the sources and statutes. Make sure to provide the client with your contact information, so they can contact you with any further questions they might have.

Detailed explanation: YES
Specific requirements:


Student located three secondary sources and provided the information asked for.
Student located two cases and provided an IRAC or a FIRAC brief of each case and the proper bluebook citation.
Student located two statutes and summarized each statute.
Student located two agencies and summarized each agency. 
Student located two websites and summarized each website. 
Student explained how they performed their research in detail. 
Student wrote a legal opinion letter that explained the law to the client.

Citation Style

Writing shows both internal citations in the body of the text as well as a proper list of references at the end of the paper, following APA or Bluebook format.
Citations appear consistently where needed, whether following quoted or paraphrased material in the text.
Note: In papers requiring secondary sources, failure to provide any citation does not result in a deduction of 10% from the paper, but will result in a failed paper and a plagiarism investigation.

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