Practical Legal Research



This course will build upon and expand essential legal research techniques and strategies introduced in the first-year LAWS course. New topics include legislative history, administrative law resources, plus the full range of secondary sources, including practice guides.

In addition to LexisNexis and Westlaw, students will be exposed to low or no-cost internet legal sources.

Research hypotheticals will require research of both California and federal law.

Students may (1) take up to 3 units total of advanced research courses, and (2) may not take both Advanced Legal Research and Practical Legal Research.