Introduction to Legal Research
This course is designed to build on the knowledge and skills students have gained in previous course work and through working in the legal field. Basic research methods will be reviewed in the first part of the course. We will then examine more advanced research topics, such as administrative law research, advanced statutory research, legislative history and practice materials. The goal of this course is to assist students in making the transition from researching in the academic setting to researching in a practice environment.
Combination of lecture, hands-on training and student presentations.
Regular in-class assignments; 3 longer out-of-class projects.
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Written assignments & class participation.