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Advanced Legal Research for Academic Legal Writing

Elective Course

2 credits Credit(s)
LAW 608

In this course, students will do the research for and write a publishable academic paper (i.e., law review case note or comment). The course will cover effective use of primary and secondary legal research sources in both print and electronic formats. Students will go beyond the basic research methods taught in the required Legal Research course and learn the research methods necessary to fully analyze and discuss a complicated legal issue. All students in the course will be required to complete all the components required to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement, including a final publishable paper, and this course will satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement for students who opt to do so.