Research Assignment 4: Final Draft
This week, you will submit the final draft of the research paper that you’ve been working on throughout the course.
Review the Research Paper Assignments below:
You are presently working as a paralegal in a large law firm in San Diego, California. Your supervising attorney, Janet Jones, has called you into her office. Janet just finished an interesting meeting with some potential clients. Rob and Bunny Sherman have a 15-year-old son named Rob Jr. Rob Sr. and Bunny want to bring suit against the Church of the Divine Light. It is similar to the Church of Scientology, but not actually related to any one, organized church.
The parents allege that Rob Jr. was tricked into attending some meetings. One night about a year ago, Rob Jr. was getting ready to return home after one of their youth meetings. The organizer of the youth retreat, Tom Marsden, allegedly made numerous excuses for keeping Rob there. It reached a pinnacle when Tom told Rob Jr., “If you leave, you will be thrown into the eternal fires of Hell, and you will not be allowed back.” Rob Jr. acquiesced and remained. The next day Tom had Rob Jr. write a letter to his parents telling them that he was planning to stay with the Church, as they were his “new” family. Rob Jr. was also told to demand money from his parents to cover his expenses.
Rob Jr. remained with the church for a period of roughly six months. Rob Sr. and Bunny arranged to meet with Rob Jr. to give him his money for that month, and pulled him into the car and brought him home. They had to watch him carefully for about two weeks, but he finally came out of the “brainwashing.”
They want to sue the Church for a number of things. They want to sue on their son’s behalf for the intentional torts that were inflicted on him, as well as for the torts committed against them.
Your assignment (Research Assignment 4) is to draft a memorandum of law to your supervising attorney. It will be eight – ten pages in length. You will follow the general formatting instructions and will use Bluebook citation format. In your memo, you will have conducted research and evaluated the case law to determine which causes of action, if any, can be filed against the Church.
Make sure that your Memorandum of Law is:
- 8 – 10 pages in length;
- Double-spaced and in a 12-point font;
- Well-written and grammatically correct;
- Organized in a logical fashion that makes it easy to follow and understand;
- Cited properly.
The viewpoint and purpose of this assignment should be clearly established and sustained. The assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics. Use the appropriate citation style for all citations. More details can be found in the GEL 1.1 Universal Writing Rubric
**** See attached first draft paper please make all corrections and address all issues in final draft per professor******