Categories: Law Practice Skills
Instructor(s) Shucha, Bonnie, Tinglum, Trina
This advanced legal research course will prepare students to conduct and present research in legal practice. It will begin with an overview of how to approach a research problem and continue with an advanced exploration of the principal types of legal authority, including secondary and primary sources (case, legislative, and administrative law, as well as tribal and foreign/international law). It will also introduce several practice-based research tools (such as litigation, transactional, and business & public records). The course will conclude with an examination of the practical and economic realities of legal research in practice. Several guest speakers will provide an in-depth look at legal processes and sources and offer a real-world view of the research experience.