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Advanced Skills for Practice




2017 Spring

About This Class

This course is designed to further prepare students for legal research in various work settings by highlighting advanced "practice oriented" skills as well as exposing students to new resources they are likely to encounter in practice. While the course will give students a chance to explore highly specialized databases on LexisAdvance, WestlawNext and Bloomberg Law, the focus will be on cost effective alternatives to Lexis and Westlaw such as Fastcase, Casemaker and more. Students will select a practice area and jurisdiction and will be assigned a client for whom they will conduct research. The final paper asks students to put together proposal identifying library resources for their chosen practice area.  Topics are self-selected, and MELP credit may be earned for environmental topics.
Method of evaluation:  final grades will be based on the final project and class participation.
*Final paper does not satisfy the AWR requirement.

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