Advanced Legal Research (Hybrid Class)

Section 1SP, Fall 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 17/18
Credits: 2
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TR
  • 0930-1040
  • WB103
08/27/2020 10/27/2020

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
Description: None

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

Other Work
In-class research exercises, group presentations, and tracking current awareness topics of student's choice throughout class.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Legal Research and Writing I (6004)) AND (Legal Research and Writing II (YR) (6005)) Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: Although this is an "in person" course that will meet regularly in the classroom, several of our class sessions will be Zoom-only where we will all attend on Zoom instead. This will allow us to make full use of Zoom's collaboration tools during this time when it is more difficult to collaborate in person. The Zoom-only classes will consist of a combination of lecture by me, work in small Zoom breakout groups which I will regularly drop in on, and class-wide questions and answers. 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.

Schedule No.
120820026
Law No.
LAW8000
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, October 13, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Thursday, October 29, 11:59 PM
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