LAW 2706 - Practice Ready Research Skills
This course will be offered as an intensive summer experience and is designed to provide students embarking on internships, externships, clerkships, summer associate positions, and the practice of law with the skills to approach practical legal research problems in efficient and cost-effective ways. Emphasis will be placed on research strategy, accompanied by a solid understanding of the appropriate types of research resources critical in the exploration of state and federal legal issues. While both print and electronic sources will be used, the most efficient sources will be highlighted for each type of research problem explored. Students will be evaluated on their ability to develop and execute a high quality research strategy when presented with real-life research problems. The fundamental goal of this course is the development of strategies and skill sets required to prepare participants to perform exceptional, efficient, and cost-effective legal research in a professional environment.
Prerequisites & Notes
Students should have completed a minimum of two semesters toward their Juris Doctorate prior to enrolling in this class. The content of the course necessarily presumes a basic familiarity with the types of primary and secondary legal authorities used in the analysis of legal issues based in United States law.
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