Advanced Legal Research
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.
*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.