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LLM Legal Research Topical Syllabus, Fall 2012

It is very important to read all the research reading assignments and PowerPoint Files

Section A: 9-10:00 AM, Section B: 10-11:00 AM, Friday, AB Hall Room 403

WEEK

TOPIC

Readings & Assignments

Orientation
Aug. 15

Introduction, Law School Resources, Sources & Types of Law

& Tour the Law Library

PowerPoint 1

Week 1
Aug. 31

Research Terms and Strategies

First Westlaw Training Aug. to sign up a training session, go to http://lawschool.westlaw.com/aam/calendar/calendar.asp?task=aamcalendar&mainpage=22&src=my

 

Nutshell, Chapter 1
PowerPoint 2

 

Assignment 1

Week 2
Sep. 7

Secondary Sources

First Lexis Training: on Sept. 1, to sign up a training session, please go to http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/myschool_1.aspx

Nutshell, Chapter 2

PowerPoint 3

Assignment 1 Due 

Assignment 2

Week 3
Sep. 14

 

Case Law & Digests
(Reporters and their contents; Digests)

Nutshell, Chapter 3   
PowerPoint 4

Assignment 2 Due

 

Assignment 3

Week 4

Sep. 21

 

 

Discuss exercises;

Update Cases: Keycite and Shepard

 

Nutshell: Chapter 3
PowerPoint 5
Assignment 3 Due:
Paper Reporters and Digests

 

Assignment 4

Week 5
Sep. 28

Discuss exercises;

Constitutions, Statutes & Updating

Nutshell: Chapter 4

PowerPoint 6

Assignment 4 Due

 

Assignment 5

Week 6
Oct. 5

Discuss exercises

Administrative Law

 

Nutshell: Chapter 6.

PowerPoint 7

Assignment 5 Due

 

Assignment 6

 Week 7
Oct. 12

Discuss exercises 

Court Rules, Practice, & Topical Research Sources

Nutshell: Chapter 7-8

PowerPoint 8

Assignment 6 Due

 

Assignment 7

Week 8
Oct. 19

Fall Break, No Class

Assignment 6 Due on Oct. 17

in Room 257A

Week 9
Oct. 19

Discuss exercises

International and Foreign Laws, focus on treaty research 

Nutshell: Chapter 9-10

PowerPoint 9

Week 10

Oct. 22

Quiz Due on Oct. 22 in Room 257A 

Quiz Due on Oct. 22 in Room 257A