LAW 5958: Legal Research Fellows Practicum - 2181

Legal Research Fellows Practicum
Class Term:
Fall Term 2017-2018
Catalog Number:
Class Number:


1 (1 Contact, 0 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
"W" Writing
Professional Skills
Experiential Learning
General Enrollment Course
Full Year Course:
Standard Courses

Additional Information

Students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation session at the beginning of the semester and to attend a minimum of three research-oriented, one hour classes during the semester.

Grading Details

Students must complete forty (40) hours of research during the semester, write short (2-3 page) reaction papers reflecting on what they learned during their mandatory research classes and complete a ten page paper to receive credit for the course. All research hours must be worked at the Barco Law Library to receive credit for the class.



Participants in this one credit, graded course will sharpen and refine basic research skills learned during previous legal research courses. With supervision from the Faculty Services Librarian and other Barco Law Library librarians, students will learn to develop legal research strategies, conduct efficient and comprehensive legal research and to effectively communicate the results of their research to faculty members. Fellows may draft memos, generate spreadsheets or develop bibliographies as finished work products for assignments. The Research Fellow will encounter a diversity of research requests just as an associate would receive a variety of assignments in a law firm setting. Fellows will have an opportunity to directly interact with faculty members.

Legal Research Fellows Practicum