Adv Legal Research Seminar



SLN #: 17387
Course Prefix: LAW-736
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Trotta

Course Description:
Although there is no required text to purchase, students must purchase a CPS Student Response Pad from the Bookstore and bring it to the first class.

This course will focus on a rigorous review of the basic print and electronic resources and strategies for conducting legal research, federal and state. Case law, statutes and legislative history, administrative rules and procedures and finding tools will all be covered. This course is labor intensive. The best way to learn to conduct effective legal research is to use the full range of tools available and then practice, practice, practice! Students will be in class two hours per week. The third class hour is given to account for the time you will spend on the various homework assignments. Students will have frequent practice exercises, a midterm exam, and a research guide as a final project. This guide will allow students to apply their knowledge of legal research by discovering and evaluating information resources on a preapproved specialized topic of their choice.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: Yes
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: Blackboard