Legal Research II picks up where Legal Research I ends, covering more complex legal research problems and building more in-depth research skills with written assignments and projects, lectures, and labs.
The goals of this course are: (1) to teach students to evaluate legal information sources effectively and to formulate a rational research methodology which maximizes efficiency; (2) to expand students skills in using the primary American legal sources (cases, statutes, and administrative regulations and reports) in print and electronic formats; (3) to introduce students to specialized American legal sources in subject areas possibly including labor, securities, and taxation; (4) to hone skills in compiling legislative histories; (5) to expose students to important international legal materials and Indian law materials (5) and to familiarize students with the many non-legal information resources that are becoming increasingly important to the legal community.
Elective. 2 credits. Required text:The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (current edition)(www.legalbluebook.com)