ML: US Legal Research - Online (Greenlee)
Masters in Law
Fundamentals of U.S. Legal Research Fall 2020 This online class teaches students the key documents of the American Legal System, how to find and use these documents both in traditional legal research databases like Lexis and Westlaw as well as in the many free websites available on the internet. The class will also discuss secondary sources like periodical literature and legal treatises that assist in understanding and interpreting laws, court opinions, and administrative regulations. Students will learn how to use all of these sources in academic projects like seminar papers as well as in students’ everyday professional lives. Students also will learn how to employ strategies to enable them to carry out their research in an efficient and effective manner. 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 methods.
Instructor: Edwin J. Greenlee, Ph.D., J.D., M.S.L.I.S.
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.
"Legal Research in a Nutshell" by Kent Olson