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208.1 sec. 001 - Advanced Legal Research- Pathfinder (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Michael Levy  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Kathleen Vanden Heuvel  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.

Meeting:

    TuTh 08:35 AM - 09:50 AM
    Location: Law 170
    From January 14, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 14, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number: 31473

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 3
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 3
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM


The primary goal of this course is to give an overview of the research universe that will make the transition from law school to law practice easier and more productive. In order to give students a framework for developing successful research strategies, we will be briefly exploring the history of legal materials and examining the structure and use of the various research tools. Students will be working with all types of research systems, from established print resources to the newest online research tools.

Students will be in the regular Advanced Legal Research class and will do a number of research assignments. They will also write a pathfinder, which is a research guide to an area of law of their choosing, as their final class product.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This class may fulfill Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement with instructor approval. In order to qualify for Option 2, all students in the class must be writing a paper of 30 or more pages. Those students who wish to use this paper for the writing requirement must get instructor approval and submit their drafts for comment and revision.

Option 2 form needed:
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Writing_Requirement_2017.pdf
Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.

This class may only be able to satisfy one academic requirement. Student Services is available to answer questions.


Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Simulation Courses

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