Advanced Legal Research

Section 1, Spring 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 17/18
Credits: 2
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
12/31/1969 12/31/1969

Course Description

The goal of this class is to build confidence in legal research skills, as new attorneys spend the bulk of their time conducting legal research. Through a combination of in-class exercises and written assignments this class will cover strategies for efficiently researching primary and secondary sources in both subscription databases and free resources. We will learn and apply research skills in several subject areas frequently encountered in legal practice, including case law, statutes and legislative history, administrative law, and court procedure.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: 6 written assignments (not papers) submitted directly to professor, not via EXPO. Deadlines to be announced. 2-3 quizzes (short) administered through Canvas.

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 9 weeks, not full semester.

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.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, March 13, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, April 05, 11:59 PM