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Legal Research Skills for Practice
J.D. Course 360 | 1 credit hours
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 and, instead, focuses on strategies for approaching these types of problems.
Prerequisite: Legal Practice: Writing and Analysis.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and Advanced Legal Research or Advanced Legal Research Techniques for Scholarship and Seminar Papers.
Withdrawals are permitted up until the last class for this specific course.