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Legal Research Skills for Practice
Professor Todd Venie
J.D. Course 360 | 1 credit hours
This course will reinforce the skills learned in the Legal Research and Writing 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. Grading will be based on a series of assignments due at the beginning of each class, attendance and class participation, and a short exam at the end of the semester.
Prerequisite: Legal Research and Writing (or the equivalent 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.
In the Fall 2013 semester, this class will meet on the following seven Wednesdays: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, and 10/16.