Course Details

Research in Law, Bus., & Tech

This course will provide students with the necessary tools to conduct basic legal, business, and technology research and evaluate the quality of materials and documents encountered in each discipline. Legal research is a unique skill that involves identifying and assessing relevant cases, statutes, and administrative materials. Business research, meanwhile, focuses on locating company, industry, and consumer market information, as well as examining financial statements and the financial and funding marketplaces. Finally, technology research, particularly in the intellectual property arena, involves identifying owners, licensees, and assignees of intellectual property rights including patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as identifying and evaluating similar intellectual property concepts and processes, such as research into "prior art" in patent law. The course will explore both commercial database resources and freely accessible Internet-based resources used in each of these fields of research, with special attention paid to the modern trend of utilizing big data and analytics.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 950-0
Additional Course Information: Course required for MSL degree,  MSL students only


Course History

Fall 2018
Title: Research in Law, Bus., & Tech
Faculty: Pike, George H. (courses | profile)
Winkler, Lisa Marie
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 35     Actual: 31

Fall 2018
Title: Research in Law, Bus., & Tech
Faculty: Pike, George H. (courses | profile)
Winkler, Lisa Marie
Section: 2     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 35     Actual: 31

Fall 2018
Title: Research in Law, Bus., & Tech
Section:     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 35     Actual: 13

Spring 2018
Title: Research in Law, Business & Technology
Faculty: Pike, George H. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 6

Fall 2017
Title: Research in Law, Business & Technology
Faculty: Pike, George H. (courses | profile)
Bowman, Ronald Jesse
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 36     Actual: 33

Fall 2017
Title: Research in Law, Business & Technology
Faculty: Pike, George H. (courses | profile)
Bowman, Ronald Jesse
Section: 2     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 36     Actual: 33

Spring 2017
Title: Research in Law, Business & Technology
Faculty: Pike, George H. (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 20     Actual: 16

Fall 2016
Title: Research in Law, Business & Technology
Faculty: Pike, George H. (courses | profile)
Bowman, Ronald Jesse
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 21

Fall 2016
Title: Research in Law, Business & Technology
Faculty: Pike, George H. (courses | profile)
Bowman, Ronald Jesse
Section: 2     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 21