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DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY

College of Business
Commercial Law Department
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Computer Applications for Legal Management 2 (COMP2LM)


Three (3) Units
Computer Applications for Legal Management 1 (COMP1LM)
Rafael Rodrigo S. Esguerra

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a course for legal management students that supplements
and reinforce computer concepts learned in COMP1LM. This course is designed to provide
students with a broad understanding of computer/online legal research and its importance in the
study of law. This course also introduces the students to the use of other computer programs that
aid in legal research, specifically XMind and LexLibris. This course will allow the students to
work with proficiency with word processing, presentation, and Internet tools in legal research.
LERNING OUTCOMES:
EXPECTED LASALLIAN GRADUATE
ATTRIBUTES (ELGA)

LEARNING OUTCOME
At the end of this course, the students are
expected to be able to:
Effective communicators
LO1: Create concise and cohesive mind maps
using the tools and features of XMind;
Critical and creative thinkers
LO2: Conduct a efficient full-blown legal
research using the tools and features of MS
Technically proficient and competent
Office and available resources in the Internet
professionals and leaders
and the DLSU Library;
LO3: Cite legal sources using proper legal
Service-driven,
ethical,
and
socially citation and understand the value and
responsible citizens
implications of citing sources.
LO4: Create formal legal documents using
tools and features of Microsoft Word.
LO5: Present informative, understandable,
effective and creative legal reports using tools
and features of Microsoft Powerpoint.
FINAL COURSE OUTPUT:
As evidence of attaining the above learning outcomes, each student is required to do and submit
the following during the indicated dates of the term:
LEARNING OUTCOME
LO1: Create concise and
cohesive mind maps using the
tools and features of XMind;
LO2: Conduct a efficient fullblown legal research using the
tools and features of MS
Office and available resources
in the Internet and the DLSU
Library;
LO3: Cite legal sources using
proper legal citation and
understand the value and
implications of citing sources;

REQUIRED OUTPUT
DUE DATE
a mind map of relevant Week 2
Philippine laws
a mind map of what will be Weeks 6 - 7
discussed
in
the
legal
memorandum
a topic outline for the legal
memorandum
a reaction paper on In the Weeks 8 - 9
matter of plagiarism
a working bibliography of the

sources to be used in the legal


memorandum
LO4: Create formal legal drafts of legal documents (e.g. Weeks 10 - 12
documents using tools and contracts,
affidavits,
features of Microsoft Word;
pleadings, case digests)
a
well-drafted
legal
memorandum
LO5: Present informative, a PowerPoint presentation on Weeks 13-14
understandable, effective and assigned cases
creative legal reports using
tools and features of Microsoft
Powerpoint.
RUBRIC FOR ASSESSMENT:
*from the course syllabus prepared by Dr. Maria Victoria P. Tibon
For individual final outputs:
CRITERIA
Content
(only
applicable to
group
output)
50% for
group output
Technical
Proficiency
100% for
individual
output
50% for
group output

EXEMPLARY
93-100%
The topic is
relevant, timely
and is explained
very well. The
link to previous
learnings is very
evident

SATISFACTORY
80-92%
The topic is
relevant, timely and
is explained fairly
well.

DEVELOPING
71-79%
The topic is
relevant and
timely but is not
explained well.

BEGINNING
Below 70%
The topic is irrelevant
and is not explained well

The output
exhibits the
application
software
features being
tested and
incorporates
previous
learnings

The output exhibits


the application
software features
being tested

The output
somewhat
exhibits the
application
software features
being tested

The output fails to


exhibit most of the
application software
features being tested

TOTAL

For the group presentation:

RATING

CRITERIA
Oral
Presentation
Skills (30%)

Proper Use of
Tools and
Features
(30%)

Presentation
Content (20%)

Teamwork
(20%)

EXEMPLARY
93-100%
The group
communicates
clearly the content
of the report and
establishes rapport
and generates
interest among the
audience
The group
properly adopts
more than the
commonly used
features of
Powerpoint/
Webpage

SATISFACTORY
80-92%
The group
communicates
clearly the content of
the report, but is not
able to generate
interest among the
audience

The group includes


materials that go
beyond what is
required to
integrate learnings
The group shows
strong
camaraderie and
teamwork as
evidenced in the
output

The group includes


all required items
and materials in the
report

The group properly


uses the common
features of
Powerpoint/
Webpage

The group shows


teamwork as
evidenced in the
output

DEVELOPING
71-79%
The group
communicates
Somewhat clearly
the content of the
report and is not
able to generate
interest among the
audience
The group properly
uses most of the
common features of
Powerpoint/
Webpage but some
features are used
somewhat
inappropriately
The group includes
some of the required
items and materials
in the report

BEGINNING
Below 70%
The group
communicates
vaguely the
content of the
report and is not
able to generate
interest among
the audience
The group uses
most of the
common
features of
Powerpoint/
Webpage
inappropriately

The group shows a


semblance of
teamwork as
evidenced in the
output

The group is
disorganized
and shows a
lack of
teamwork and
cooperationas
evidenced by
the output
TOTAL

RATING

The group
includes many
irrelevant items
in the report

OTHER REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS:


Aside from the final output, the student will be assessed at other times during the term by the
following:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)

attendance
class participation
laboratory or hands-on exercises
punctuality and promptness in submitting works
proper decorum

GRADING SYSTEM:
Final Outputs (120% x 0.80)
FO1: mind map
FO2: mind map & topic outline
FO3: working bibliography
FO3: reaction paper
FO4: drafts of legal documents
FO4: legal memorandum
FO5: PowerPoint presentation

80%
10%
20%
15%
5%
20%
20%
20%

Class Participation/Recitation

10%

Attendance

10%
_____

TOTAL

100%

Passing Grade = 70% (1.0)


LEARNING PLAN:
LEARNING
OUTCOME

TOPIC
Introduction to COMP2LM

LO1: Create concise


and cohesive mind
maps using the tools XMind
and
features
of
XMind;
LO2:
Conduct
a
efficient
full-blown
legal research using
the tools and features
of MS Office and
available resources in Philippine Legal Research
the Internet and the
DLSU Library;

WEEK
1

12

LEARNING
ACTIVITIES
Discussion of course
outline, classroom policies
and other related matters.
Lecture
on
XMind,
laboratory exercises and
submission of final output
(mind map).
Read Legal Research,
Legal Writing, and Legal
Analysis: Putting Law
School into Practice by
Suzane E. Rowe.

3
Read Chapters 4 & 5 of
Santos-Ong.
Recitation and lecture on
legal research.
Read Chapter 7 of SantosOng.

Philippine Legal Information

The Law Library and LexLibris

Recitation and lecture on


legal information.

Discussion of what is to
be expected in the final
output.
Visit to Andrew Law
Library and lecture on
LexLibris.
Library work.
Fieldwork and laboratory
work.

Application of Legal Research

LO3:
Cite
legal
sources using proper
legal citation and
understand the value Philippine Legal Citation &
and implications of Bibliography
citing sources;

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Consultation and editing


of final output.
Submission of final output
(mind map & topic
outline).
Read Manual of Legal
Citation by Myrna S.
Feliciano.

Lecture on legal citation.


Submission of final output
(working bibliography).
Read In the matter of

plagarism.
Recitation and discussion
of the case assigned.

LO4: Create formal


legal documents using
tools and features of
Drafting Legal Documents
Microsoft Word;

Drafting of Legal
Memorandum

LO5:
Present
informative,
understandable,
effective and creative
legal reports using
tools and features of
Legal Reports & Presentations
Microsoft Powerpoint.

10 11

12

Submission of final output


(reaction paper).
Lecture on proper format
of
legal
documents,
laboratory
exercises,
submission of final output
(drafts
of
legal
documents).
Discussion of what is to
be expected in the final
output.
Consultation and editing
of final output.
Submission of final output
(legal memorandum).
Lecture on reports and
presentations in the legal
profession,
laboratory
exercises.

13 14

Groupings for final output,


assignment of cases to be
reported.
Reporting and submission
of
final
output
(PowerPoint presentation).

TEXTBOOK / OTHER READING MATERIALS:


Santos-Ong, Milagros. Philippine Legal Research & Bibliography 2nd Edition. Central Book
Supply (2009).
Rowe, Suzane. Legal Research, Legal Writing, and Legal Analysis: Putting Law School into
Practice.
In the matter of charges of plagiarism, A.M. No. 10-7-17-SC, October 12, 2010.
REFERENCES:
Gupit, Fortunato and Martinez, Daniel. Excerpts from A Guide to Philippine Legal Materials.
Rex Book Store (1995).
Ng, P., Po, P. and Po, P.. Legal Research & Bibliography 2007 Edition. Philippine College of
Medical Researchers (2007).
Rodriguez, Rufus. Legal Research. Rex Book Store (2002).
ONLINE RESOURCES:

Santos-Ong, Milagros. UPDATE: Philippine Legal Research [online]. Retieved from


http://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/philippines1.htm.
Santos, Milagros. Part 2: Philippine Legal Information Resources and Citations [online].
Retrieved from http://www.nyulawglobal.org/Globalex/Philippines1_Part2.htm.
www.elibrary.judiciary.gov.ph
http://virtuallawlibrary.chanrobles.com/
http://www.lawphil.net/
CLASS POLICIES:

Please check student handbook.

1. All written/printed outputs must be submitted on scratch paper.


2. As legal management student, you are expected to attend all classes on time. Class
attendance is essential for successful completion of this course. Lectures, demonstrations,
tips, and helpful hints are brought up in each class session that help you to understand the
course material and to prepare for recitations and preparations for each final output.
Advance notice of an absence is preferable; however, when this is not possible, you are
expected to contact me as soon as feasible.
It is your responsibility to make arrangements for handouts or information covered if you
are late or miss class. I will be happy to assist you if you have difficulty understanding
the work or require clarification; however, I am not obligated to give a private lecture for
a missed class.
If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to turn in any assigned homework to the
instructor, through another student if possible, no later than the date the assignment is
due. NO ASSIGNMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED LATE.
3. Any student, including collaborators, who cheats or plagiarizes will receive a 0.0 and
will be asked to withdraw from class. If you turn in someone elses work or reformat
another persons work as your own, it is cheating. You may not share disks, files, or
printouts. Be honest with yourself and with others. If you have concerns, please discuss
them with your instructor.
Prepared by Atty. John Roy Robert G. Real, Jr. and Rafael Rodrigo S. Esguerra
(05/27/2012)