Course Details

Advanced Legal Research

This course gives students a thorough grounding in the research skills needed by today's lawyers. The students will learn how to use advanced electronic and print resources and techniques to research case law, statutes, treaties, legislative histories, administrative law, and specialized legal research resources. The instruction emphasizes the development of coherent and efficient research strategies, including the successful integration of electronic and print research materials. Evaluation: There is no final examination. Grading is based upon a final written project, several research assignments, research workshop submissions (pass/fail), and class participation. Pre-requisites: Completion of Communication & Legal Reasoning I and II

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 620
Practice Areas: Legal Skills Development
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Advanced Legal Research
Faculty: Willis, Clare Gaynor
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 15

Spring 2017
Title: Advanced Legal Research
Faculty: Sommer, Jamie M
Willis, Clare Gaynor
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 23

Fall 2016
Title: Advanced Legal Research
Faculty: Bowman, Ronald Jesse
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 23

Spring 2016
Title: Advanced Legal Research
Faculty: Sommer, Jamie M
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 24

Fall 2015
Title: Advanced Legal Research
Faculty: Sommer, Jamie M
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 24

Fall 2015
Title: Advanced Legal Research
Faculty: Bowman, Ronald Jesse
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 24

Spring 2015
Title: Advanced Legal Research
Faculty: Bowman, Ronald Jesse
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 20

Spring 2015
Title: Advanced Legal Research
Faculty: Sommer, Jamie M
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25

Fall 2014
Title: Advanced Legal Research
Faculty: Sommer, Jamie M
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 19

Fall 2014
Title: Advanced Legal Research
Faculty: Pike, George H. (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 24