Advanced Legal Research

Class Term: 
Spring Term 2017-2018
Catalog Number: 
Class Schedule: 
Monday
Thursday
2:00 pm
3:15 pm
LAW G18
Professor(s): 
Professor: 
Professor: 
Type: 
Lecture
Credits: 
3 (2 Contact, 1 Field)
Graduation Requirements: 
"W" Writing
Professional Skills
Enrollment Limit: 
35
Grading Details: 

For course evaluation, in addition to classroom participation, students will work on a series of compact research assignments, couched as research requests for which substantive research and a written answer will be required. For a primary project, students will draft a “Pathfinder”, which is a critical, annotated guide to the literature of a particular subject which describes and evaluates materials available and places them in an appropriate research strategy. As a comprehensive overview of the legal research resources and strategies on a particular subject, the Pathfinder is similar in length and research complexity to a seminar or law review paper.