Advanced Legal Research

Section 1, Fall 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 14/18
Credits: 2
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
12/31/1969 12/31/1969

Course Description

New attorneys spend most of their time researching the law. We will use hands-on classroom exercises and homework assignments to develop skills to research case law, statutes, legislative history, administrative law, and court procedure. We will learn and practice advanced search techniques in Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, free online sources, and print sources.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Written assignments, group activities, and class participation (all submitted directly to professor, not via EXPO). Deadlines to be announced.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Legal Research and Writing (YR) (6004)) AND (Legal Research and Writing (YR) (6005)) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: This course meets for nine weeks.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
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