Advanced Legal Research
|Term: Spring Term 2010-11|
|Catalog Number: 5491|
|Instructors: George H. Pike, Marc Silverman, Linda Tashbook|
|Credits: 3.0 Credits|
|Catalog Requirements: "W" Writing, Professional Skills.|
Enrollment Limit: 35.
|Priority: General Enrollment Course|
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.