Advanced Legal Research

Section 1, Fall 15

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 17/18
Credits: 2

Course Description

New attorneys spend the bulk of their time conducting legal research. Through a combination of in-class exercises, group activities, 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):
Description: None

Final Type (if any):
Description:

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Legal Research and Writing Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With:
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

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.

General Information

Schedule No.
115819818
Law No.
LAW8000
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
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