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College of Law

Legal Research

Course Number: 6165
Professor: Tawnya Plumb / Amy Pearce
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 1
Semester Offered: Fall
Required: Yes
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Courses: None

Course Overview: Introduction to paper and electronic resources that cover primary and secondary legal materials, including case law, statutes, agency regulations for federal and state jurisdictions, and treatises, journals, Restatements, and other secondary sources. The class discusses research plans and develops brief research strategies for hypothetical situations.

Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: One hour per week in-class instruction, introduction to new legal resources and questions and answer period regarding hypotheticals.
Written Assignments: Weekly short answer assignments, research journals, and final in-library quizzes.
Type of Exam: Two in-library research quizzes.
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Combination of graded weekly assignments, in-library quizzes, and class participation.
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