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Spring 2022 Course

Advanced Legal Research

Prerequisites: For JD students, completion of First Year Legal Research and Writing. For LLM students, completion of LRWA I is required and an enrollment in LRWA II is strongly suggested.

Exam Type: No Exam

Modern legal practice requires a nuanced understanding of research and technology. Effective legal professionals must be able to develop research strategy, access, evaluate, interpret and incorporate information into their advocacy work.

This course teaches students to be effective advocates by providing a strong grounding in research skills and information theory. This course will mix lecture with practice and students will gain hands-on experience conducting both basic and complex research using a variety of research tools.

Students will be assessed using a variety of methods including: in-class labs, out-of class exercises, presentations, and a final research simulation.