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Fall 2017
LAW151  BS  LEGAL RESEARCH TECHNIQUES

Course Description
This course will focus on teaching “real-world” legal research skills to prepare students for the challenges they will face in legal practice. Students will develop effective research skills, and an in-depth knowledge of the research tools. Specifically, this course will expose students to research methods and strategies that are employed in practice to effectively and efficiently research using secondary sources, statutes, cases, regulations, legislative materials, and practice materials, utilizing both current and emerging legal research tools and technology. The course will also review legal authority, how it is organized, and how to access it efficiently with particular attention on cost-effective research.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-14-2017 - 11-21-2017   TR  2:00 PM-3:20 PM F200

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Grades will be based on assignments, class participation, and a research guide on a topic selected by the student.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Skills Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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Professor(s)

SCHARD, ROBIN


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: rschard@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-6441
Office: D138