Advanced Legal Research

Section 1, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 15/18
Credits: 2
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MW
  • 1000-1120
  • WB278
08/31/2022 11/07/2022
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

The goal of this course is for students to learn legal research strategies and resources (primary and secondary) useful for conducting research for upper-level classes and the practice of law. Students will build upon legal research skills gained in LRW I and II by conducting research in subscription and open access databases and evaluating the results of that research.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students’ work is assessed during the in-class research exercises which may include group and individual work (class participation) and four to five written research assignments which are to be completed as homework (due directly to instructor, not via EXPO).

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Legal Research and Writing I (6004)) AND (Legal Research and Writing II (YR) (6005)) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: Laptop computers are required for in-class research exercises.

Graduation Requirements

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

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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: Monday, October 31, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Wednesday, November 09, 11:59 PM