Course Description

LAW 397 - Advanced Legal Research

This course is designed to provide students with the research skills needed in the practice of law. By taking the course, students will:
•         Acquire a strategy for tackling any legal research project in any area of law and in any working environment
•         Understand the various legal authorities, how they interrelate, and their authoritative value
•         Become familiar with all of the types of legal resources and tools, print and electronic, including free web resources
•         Learn the various methods for researching case law, statutes, administrative law, court rules, public records, news, and foreign and international  law; using legal citators; conducting legislative histories; finding and using secondary sources; and performing advanced and cost-effective online searching
•         Gain direct experience using the more important resources and tools through specific research exercises
•         Increase their searching efficiency

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Cheryl Kelly Fischer /
Stephanie Anayah
17F 397 LEC 1 T 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 2.0 No No
Jodi Kruger /
Kelly Leong /
Elyse Meyers
18S 397 LEC 1 R 8:25 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Cheryl Kelly Fischer /
Stephanie Anayah
15F 397 LEC 1 F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Kevin Gerson /
Lynn McClelland
16S 397 LEC 1 F 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 2.0 No No
Cheryl Kelly Fischer /
Stephanie Anayah
16F 397 LEC 1 F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Kevin Gerson /
Kelly Leong /
Lynn McClelland
17S 397 LEC 1 F 8:25 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No
Categories
Administrative Law & Government Regulation - Financial Regulation; Administrative Law & Government Regulation - Public Health, Labor and Welfare; Administrative Law & Government Regulation - Economic and Consumer Regulation; Administrative Law & Government Regulation - Government, Homeland Security, Immigration and Law Enforcement; Empirical Legal Studies; Research, Writing, & Legal Scholarship;