For the first time, the law librarians will offer an online version of Advanced Legal Research during Summer 2014. Here's the course description -- if you have any questions about the course, please don't hesitate to contact Amy Wright at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Description: Team taught by the law librarians, this entirely online course is designed to teach students how to develop effective and efficient research strategies for a variety of different legal research tasks. The course will cover both federal and California law and will delve into secondary source selection, case and statutory research, regulatory research, and legislative history research. Students will be expected to spend approximately 20 hours per week on the following tasks: reading assignments, participating in online discussions with other students on topics assigned by the instructor, and completing a weekly graded research assignment. During portions of the course, students may also be expected to watch video presentations or listen to podcasts. An instructor will be available for “live chat” office hours for three hours each week using the “live discussion” feature on TWEN. As with in-person courses, instructors will also be available for student consultations via email or telephone throughout the course. This course does not have a final exam, but students will be required to complete graded research assignments during each week of the course.
Instructors: Ron Wheeler, Amy Wright, John Shafer, and Suzanne Mawhinney
Students are only eligible to enroll in this course if they have already completed 28 credit hours toward the JD degree.
Students must have completed LRWA or its equivalent with a passing grade in order to enroll in this course.
- Students will need robust internet access in order to participate in this class. Course materials will be posted to TWEN, and course discussions will take place on TWEN.