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Advanced Legal Research: Animal Law 593 A

2 credits

This course provides strategies for conducting advanced legal research with an emphasis on Animal Law resources.  Designed to prepare law students for research in practice, clerkships and law school, this course will build upon the research skills students acquired in first-year Legal Research classes.  In addition to federal and state legal resources, the course will introduce students to alternative research tools focusing on local and international materials as well as strategies for successful interdisciplinary research.  The course will explore the different approaches needed for policy and planning research versus transactional and litigation-related research. Students learn through a combination of lectures, homework assignments, in-class exercises and other activities.  Evaluation will be through research assignments and the creation of a research guide with short class presentation.