University of Pittsburgh
Term: Spring Term 2012-13 (2134)
Catalog Number: 5491
Class Number: 21630
Room: LAW G20.
Class Schedule:
  • M 1:00 pm -2:50 pm
  • Instructors: George H. Pike, Marc Silverman, Linda Tashbook
    Type: Lecture
    Credits: 3.0 Credits (2.0 classroom contact, 1.0 field)
    Catalog Requirements: "W" Writing, Professional Skills.
    Enrollment Limit: 35.
    Priority: General Enrollment Course

    Course Description from Course Catalog 5491

    Grading

    For course evaluation, in addition to classroom participation, students will work on a series of compact research assignments, couched as research requests for which substantive research and a written answer will be required. For a primary project, students will draft a “Pathfinder”, which is a critical, annotated guide to the literature of a particular subject which describes and evaluates materials available and places them in an appropriate research strategy. As a comprehensive overview of the legal research resources and strategies on a particular subject, the Pathfinder is similar in length and research complexity to a seminar or law review paper.

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