The goal of this course is to continue to develop students' ability to think critically about legal problems and to solve those problems by learning how to formulate an efficient, thorough legal research strategy. The course will cover the legal resources available, both in print and on-line, in the areas of statutory and legislative materials, case law, regulations and regulatory decisions, court rules and other litigation-related publications, treatises and other secondary sources, standard transactional documents, foreign and international law, and non-legal materials frequently used in conjunction with legal research. The course will require students to formulate and apply research strategies to fact-based problems, and to use legal analysis to refine and improve research results.
A laptop computer with wireless Internet access is essential.
Usually meets Spring Semester