Adv Leg Res: Through the Litigation Process

Law 682






This course is a specialized legal research class designed for students who are interested in careers involving litigation practice. Students will gain proficiency in researching all areas of primary law, including cases, statutes, and regulations as well as learn how to appropriately use all types of secondary content through situating themselves in a litigation environment. In particular, this course will also focus on specialized research tools and practice tools commonly used in a litigation environment, and students will learn what kind of research must be done at each stage of the litigation process. Assignments will consist of written research assignments where students will be asked to use their research to develop arguments to incorporate into the production of both formal and informal documents common in trial practice. Students will learn about how to locate and evaluate sources of information as well as about cost-effective and time-effective research strategies.

This course will address the fundamental research concepts covered in other Advance Legal Research (ALR) courses but will do so through a simulation and problem based environment of working through a litigation problem from pre-complaint investigation of a claim through research in preparation of trial. Students who enroll in this course are not permitted to take any other Advanced Legal Research course.


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