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Penelope A Hazelton
LAW A 549
Seattle Campus

Advanced Legal Research

Class description

Review basic, fundamental legal information sources, esp. statutes. Understand how to use print tools and how they fit into the legal research landscape. How print and electronic legal information sources permit efficient, high-quality research. How to plan and execute a legal research strategy to solve problems, emphasizing flexibility and keeping a legal research journal. Experience with application of citation rules using the Bluebook

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture, in-class discussion, small group work, demonstrations

Recommended preparation

Do all the reading Turn in all assignments on time Ask questions Come to all classes prepared to discuss what you are learning

Class assignments and grading

3 research problem assignments to demonstrate mastery of various tools and integration of tools into problem solving. 6-10 general exercises designed to introduce new tools so students can understand how and when to use them. Reading or tutorials to accompany all classroom sessions.

Research problems, general exercises, attendance and participation in class

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Penelope A Hazelton
Date: 12/27/2005