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Spring 2011 - Legal Research, Advanced

Cristobal, Kasia Solon

Course ID: 132C  Unique # 29065  Credit Hours: 1  (Pass/Fail only)
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Tuesday 10:30 am - 12:20 pm JON 5.206
Exams:  None
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.
** This course meets the Professional Skills requirement for graduation.

This class will focus on the identification and evaluation of relevant legal information resources and the efficient retrieval of legal information.  Students will learn how to design a research strategy that effectively integrates online tools with traditional print resources.  In addition to federal and state statutes, legislative materials, court decisions, and administrative materials, students will learn how to find and use secondary sources.

Students who successfully complete this course will gain a thorough understanding of the types of legal information, the resources that make legal information available, the methods of retrieving information within those resources, and the use of legal information and research resources in diverse contexts.  Emphasis will be placed on U.S.  federal sources, but Texas materials will be incorporated throughout the course, and will serve as a model for research in the legal materials of other states.  Students will be required to complete both in- and out-of-class exercises throughout the course, but there is no final examination.

This course is not open to students who took Brief Writing & Oral Advocacy w/Adv.  Legal Research in their first year.

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