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Advanced Legal Research II: Transactional (Riermaier) - online

Spring 2024   LAW 591-001  

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Faculty
Paul Riermaier

Reference Librarian

prierma@law.upenn.edu
Additional Information
Experiential Course

Yes

Skills Training
Drafting Legal Documents
Other Professional Skills: Legal research strategies, skills, and resources focused on corporate and transactional legal matters.

Grading
100% Other (This class is graded using the credit / no credit system. You will earn a credit in this course based on the progression of your skills and understanding of course concepts, which will be demonstrated by successful completion of all assignments and earning at least 70% of available points. Available points by percentage: Practice Exercises = 20%, Research Assignments = 50%, Final Assignment = 30%)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Location

Class meets online.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Class sessions are regularly recorded. I will make these recordings routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

- I will make PowerPoint slides or other class materials routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

Meeting Times/Location
TBA TBA

Category
Upper-Level

Credits
1.0

Building on the skills developed in Advanced Legal Research I, this course will deepen students’ understanding of legal research in the context of transactional and corporate practice. For students that have not taken Advanced Legal Research I, it is recommended that they be familiar with designing and executing legal research plans, conducting Boolean searches, and navigating unfamiliar legal research resources.

The course will introduce students to resources and methods used by attorneys working in corporate law, capital markets, and other transactional practice areas. A substantial portion of the class will be spent practicing using these resources and methods by working through research problems. Students will complete multiple assignments through the semester, culminating in a final project.

The course will be graded credit/no credit.

Course Concentrations

Business and Corporate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of business and corporate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of business and corporate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to business and corporate law; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between the world of business and finance and that of business and corporate law, and how they affect other areas of law and society.

Skills Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of the individual course skill; Demonstrate the ability to receive and implement feedback; Demonstrate an understanding of how and when the individual course skill is employed in practice.

Intellectual Property and Technology Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of intellectual property law; Perform legal analysis in the context of intellectual property law; Communicate effectively on topics related to intellectual property; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between technology and intellectual property, and how they affect other areas of law and society.

Administrative and Regulatory Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of administrative and regulatory law and the administrative process, including the role of statutory authorization and work of administrative agencies; Perform legal analysis in the context of administrative and regulatory law; Communicate effectively on topics related to administrative and regulatory law; Demonstrate an understanding of the role administrative and regulatory law play in our legal system and in society as a whole.