Legal Research I

Legal Research I - Professors vary

  • Course Number: LAW-023
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: This course will introduce first-year law students to primary and secondary sources as well as best practices used in legal research with emphasis placed on legal research as an integral part of legal practice. Students will (1) learn foundational research skills that can be applied to legal research questions in any area of law; (2) develop legal research strategies to use databases, sources, and tools effectively; and (3) build on knowledge from LAW I by utilizing core primary and secondary U.S. legal information sources, learn how this material is used, organized, published, indexed, and kept current, and how to find and use these sources efficiently. Mastering legal research requires a hands-on approach. 
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Students will attend lectures and complete in-class exercises, homework assignments, a mid-term, and a final project, all of which contribute to students’ final grade. There will not be a final exam.
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no