Practice-Ready Legal Research

This course will serve as a bridge from the legal research skills learned in to the first year of law school to the research skills you will need when you enter law practice, in an externship or work setting. The focus will be on learning to research efficiently and cost-effectively, and being able to present thorough and reliable research results to a supervisor or court. In addition to more advanced ways to research statutes, cases, and regulatory materials, the course will cover practitioner-specific resources like forms, court dockets, jury instructions, and specialized databases, as well as low-cost and free legal databases used by attorneys.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:
Letter Grade only. Short assignments plus short final paper are required.
Enrollment Notes:
Students who have earned credit for another advanced legal research course may not enroll in this course.