UA Law Students: Research Courses
The College of Law librarians regularly teach three levels of Legal Research to prepare students for the real world practice of law. Additionally, the law library offers a Law Library Practice & Administration class to students in the School of Information Resources and Library Science.
Law Librarians meet with new students early in the Fall semester to introduce them to the library home page, Westlaw, and Lexis. Here are some useful links from this orientation session:
- Orin S. Kerr, How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students, ___ The Green Bag ___ (forthcoming 2007), available at http://volokh.com/files/howtoread2007version.pdf.
- Shaun Esposito, Helpful Hints on Deciphering Legal Citations, available at www.law.arizona.edu/Library/Research/Guides/legalcitation.cfm.
LWR: Legal Writing & Research (Spring)
The law librarians teach the introductory legal research component of the 1st year Legal Writing & Research program during the spring semester. Students in the LWR: Writing and Research program can access class information, including their class schedule, syllabus, assignments and presentations, on UA Law Forums.
Intermediate Legal Research - Bootcamp (1st Week after Graduation)
Intermediate Legal Research is a one-credit, intensive legal research course that includes “refresher” training in using primary and secondary legal materials plus more detailed training in administrative law and legislative history research. The course also provides extensive WESTLAW, LEXIS, and Internet legal research training. Students in the Intermediate Legal Research class can access class information, including their class schedule, syllabus, assignments and presentations, on the course web page.
Advanced Legal Research (Fall)
This course is designed to prepare students to independently research the law in a wide variety of media. The course will focus on research in the legislative process; administrative law; non-legal materials; online sources and the Internet. There is a heavy emphasis on active learning — you will learn by doing. Students in the Advanced Legal Research class can access class information, including their class schedule, syllabus, assignments and presentations, on UA Law Forums.
Law Library Practice Administration
This course focuses on a wide range of issues dealing with law library practice and administration, including but not limited to digital law libraries, collection development, law library administration, teaching legal research, database management, professional ethics and intellectual property issues. Law Library Practice & Administration course information.
Page Updated: September 22, 2011