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ML: Fundamentals of US Legal Research (Ford)

Summer 2022   LAW 536-301  

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Faculty
Claire E. Wallace

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Registrar

cwallace@law.upenn.edu
Mariah Ford

Associate Director for Educational Programs

mford1@law.upenn.edu
Additional Information

Skills Training
Other Professional Skills:

Grading
40% Participation,
40% Paper,
20% Other (Homework assignments for each class session.)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Location

Class meets online.

Meeting Times/Location
TBA TBA

Category
Masters in Law

Credits
3.0

This asynchronous online course will introduce you to the most important sources of American state and federal law, how to navigate leading commercial and government research platforms, and how to find and retrieve the law on any topic. Students will learn how to locate helpful secondary sources and primary law, such as court opinions, statutes, and administrative regulations. Students will learn how to research both academic projects and issues that arise in their everyday professional lives. Emphasis will be placed on developing efficient and effective research strategies. The course is designed for our Master in Law students as well as other Penn students (no JD/LLM/LLCM) and members of Penn staff who want a thorough understanding of U.S. legal research.

Course Concentrations

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.


Textbooks

"Principles of Legal Research" by Kent C. Olson, Aaron S. Kirschenfeld & Ingrid Mattson
Edition: 3rd (free e-book Library)
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781640208056
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