This course will reinforce the skills learned in the Legal Practice: Writing and Analysis course. Students will learn how to develop strategies for approaching legal research problems and how to select and use basic legal sources. Topics covered include the legal research process, statutory research, legislative history research, case law research, administrative law research, and secondary sources. At the end of the course, students will have gained valuable knowledge and experience in developing a legal research strategy and selecting and using basic legal sources. This basic course provides limited opportunities for completing extensive research problems. Instead, this course focuses on generally applicable strategies for approaching these types of problems.
Grading will be based on a series of assignments due at the beginning of each class, attendance and class participation, and a take-home exam at the end of the semester.