Legal Research: Practical Skills
This course reviews and builds on the skills introduced in the first year Legal Practice course. It helps students refine research skills, learn shortcuts, and develop research strategies. The course focuses on methods for researching case law, constitutional law, statutes, and regulations in federal and state jurisdictions. Students are introduced to the basics of legislative history research. The use of secondary sources to enhance the research process is also covered. Class sessions integrate the use of traditional print resources with online services.
This upper-level research course builds on skills introduced in the first year Legal Practice course. Students are exposed to traditional print resources and internet-based resources.
Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Corporate Transactions and Governance; Financial Services and Compliance; Health Care Management and Compliance; International Business; Labor and Employment (Corporate Perspective); Real Estate and Land Use; Tax; Trusts and Estates; Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Criminal Defense; Criminal Prosecution; Family Law; Government/Public Sector; Immigration; International Law/Human Rights; Labor and Employment; IP/Copyright and Trademark; Media, Entertainment, Sports, Fashion; Tech/Privacy; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution; General Practice – Transactional