International and Foreign Legal Research

Section 1, Spring 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 5/18
Credits: 2

Course Description

This course provides a survey of research resources, methods and strategies unique to international, foreign and comparative law. Topics include public international law (e.g., law of treaties); private international law (e.g., commercial law); foreign law; as well as selected topics of international interest such as arbitration, human rights, intellectual property, environmental law, trade law, etc. The course introduces students to the components of complex international legal problems involving the application of U.S. law, international law, and foreign laws; develops research skills using print sources, online databases and the Internet; and offers strategies for finding the law and information.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Research exercises

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Legal Research and Writing recommended, but not required. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
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

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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