International Legal Research | L47xx

This course will focus on advance legal research methodologies and skills within the framework of international law and foreign comparative law using a problem-based approach, so as to simulate the type of work performed in practice. Students will gain hands-on experience in answering legal research questions in the area of international and comparative law. Students will learn research strategies and skills for locating treaties, decisions of international tribunals, documents of international organizations and other sources of state practice. The course will also explore the strategies involved in researching the law of foreign jurisdictions. The course is geared toward upper level law students who have experience with legal research and want to improve their skills and writing ability before they finish law school.

Classes will combine instruction with hands-on exercises using print, electronic, and web based resources for international and foreign legal research. Students will complete a series of research and writing projects throughout the semester, which runs for 10 weeks of the semester. Students are required to bring laptop computers to class.

Prerequisites: N/A
Credit Hours: 2
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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