Legal Research: Introduction to American and International Legal Research

Legal Research: Introduction to American and International Legal Research

Ms. Virginia Wise
Fall 2012 course
T 8:00am - 10:00am in WCC Room 3016
1 classroom credit

Designed for LL.M. students from countries other than the United States, this one-credit credit/fail course will be taught in two-hour modules for the first two months of the term. This course will cover sources of information about the location of cases, statutes, administrative regulations and decisions, books, and periodical articles. It will introduce computerized legal research aids such as Harvard Libraries E Resources, Westlaw, and Lexis. A limited overview of international law sources will also be offered. The course will emphasize actual use of the materials in a series of legal research exercises. Satisfactory completion of all exercises and two quizzes will be required. Enrollment is limited to LL.M. students from countries other than the United States.

Subject Areas: International, Comparative & Foreign Law, Procedure & Practice