Advanced Legal Research


Law 267T

3

Upper-Level

None

Yes

No

Nixon/Sampson: Summer Session 2014: This course will offer students the opportunity to expand their skills in using primary and secondary legal sources in the context of legal practice. The course covers a range of topics, including statutory and case law research, practice materials, specialized topical resources and cost effective research strategies. Upon completion of this course, students will have gained experience formulating efficient research methodologies and evaluating sources of legal information in various formats.

Street: Fall Semester 2014: The purpose of this course is to offer students an opportunity to gain in-depth working knowledge of legal research methods. The course emphasizes teaching the thorough process of legal research, including knowing where to start research and when to stop. It offers students experience using and comparing a broad range of legal research tools, including traditional print sources and electronic materials. The course will review primary and secondary sources and will cover legislative history, practice materials, administrative law, foreign and international legal research, and some specialized topical resources. Upon completion of this course students should be able to evaluate research options and make choices that best suit a particular legal research situation.

Kimbrough: Spring Semester 2015: The purpose of this course is to offer students an opportunity to gain in-depth working knowledge of legal research methods. The course will offer students experience using and comparing a broad range of legal research tools, including traditional print sources and electronic materials. The course will review primary and secondary sources and will cover legislative history, practice materials, and some specialized topical resources. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to evaluate research options and make choices that best suit a particular legal research situation. 

Sexton: Spring Semester 2015: The purpose of this course is to offer students an opportunity to gain in-depth working knowledge of legal research methods. The course will offer students experience using and comparing a broad range of legal research tools, including traditional print sources and electronic materials. The course will review primary and secondary sources and will cover legislative history, practice materials, and some specialized topical resources. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to evaluate research options and make choices that best suit a particular legal research situation. 

Hansen: Spring Semester 2015: The purpose of this course is to offer students an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of legal research methods. The course emphasizes the process of legal research, including knowing where to start research and when to stop. It offers students experience using and comparing a broad range of legal research tools, including traditional print sources and electronic materials. The course will review primary and secondary sources and will cover legislative history, practice materials, administrative law, foreign and international legal research, and some specialized topical resources. Upon completion of this course students should be able to evaluate research options and make choices about how to efficiently and effectively complete research assignments when in practice.


Open to second- and third-year students who have completed the first-year RRWA course.



D. Hansen (Adjunct), J. Kimbrough, N. Sexton, L. Street

Fall, Spring, Summer
UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106


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