Advanced Legal Research
About This Class
This seminar builds on the introduction to legal research course by expanding students’ knowledge of available resources and research strategies. The seminar covers topics such as statutory law including legislative history, administrative law, municipal law, and case law as well as secondary sources not covered in the introductory course. In the final weeks, the seminar reviews specialized resources for topics such as international law, tax law, and company research. Throughout the course students will research a topic of their choice which may serve as a foundation for future AWR or IRP projects. Students selecting an environmental law research topic may use this class to satisfy MELP or MERL credits. Method of evaluation: Final grades will be based on a research project and class participation. This class concludes after ten class sessions. *Final paper cannot satisfy the AWR requirement.