Advanced Legal Research

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Course Number:
LAW 677

Credit Hours:
3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: RCC. This course is designed to build upon basic knowledge of legal resources and provide the foundation needed for advanced legal research. Sources emphasized will include legislative and statutory law, administrative law, judicial authority, and secondary sources. In addition, the course will examine research strategies, cost-effective research techniques, practitioner materials, and interdisciplinary research associated with business, scientific, and technical information. The goal of the course is not only to familiarize the student with particular legal research resources but to also instill in the student how to think about conducting research and to critically analyze research sources. Students will complete a variety of exercises, a mid-term, and a final research project.

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