ML: Fundamentals of US Legal Research (Ford)
Masters in Law
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.
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.
"Principles of Legal Research" by Kent C. Olson, Aaron S. Kirschenfeld & Ingrid Mattson