Law 792: Advanced Legal Research
The Advanced Legal Research course is designed to allow interested students to further expand their general legal research knowledge and skills. The course will cover the following topics: Basic legal sources and research refresher; Online searching skills (Boolean logic, advanced natural language searching); Advanced paper based legal research tools (CLEs, loose-leaf topical reporters, specialized sources); Advanced Lexis and Westlaw (Citation analysis, specialized databases); Internet-based legal resources, including commercial and open access online research systems and resources, and cost-effective use of legal sources.
Sequence and Prerequisites: Legal Research
Evaluation: Your final grade in the course will be based on the final administered exam. However, the following class components are also required. These components are not graded, but failing to complete them satisfactorily will result in a reduced or failing grade for the course.