Advanced Legal Research

Section 2, Fall 16

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 18/18
Credits: 2

Course Description

There is only one goal for this class: Enhance your legal research skills so that you will confidently navigate any research project you face as you begin your legal career. This class, then, is about you. As a class, we will explore legal research in a variety of subject areas, including case law, statutes, legislative history, administrative law, and court procedure. We will also learn how best to take advantage of familiar resources such as Google, Westlaw, Lexis Advance or Bloomberg Law. Most important, though, is for you to become confident knowing that you can handle any research project you might confront, regardless of topic or available resources. Use the research assignments, small group work, class discussions and talks with me to realize that you are really good at legal research. It will be fun.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Legal Research and Writing Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: This course meets August 31 – November 7.

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

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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
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