Research Methods in International, Foreign and Comparative Law

This one-credit seminar in advanced legal research introduces students to specific sources and strategies for international, foreign, and comparative legal research. It covers key primary and secondary sources in both print and electronic formats, including freely available and subscription-based resources. The subjects examined include treaty law, the law of international organizations, European Union law, civil law and other foreign legal systems, as well as selected topics in international private law. The course emphasizes the research process, strategies, and evaluation of print and online sources in a changing information environment. This course is required for students enrolled in the J.D./LL.M. in Comparative and International Law and open to other students (2L and 3L) with the instructor's permission. The class will meet for eight 90-minute sessions. Grades will be based on in-class and take-home exercises, class participation, and a final research project.

Course Frequency*
Course Areas of Practice

Sections

Spring 2017
2017
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

380.01 1
  • Practical exercises
  • In-class exercise
  • Class participation
  • Other
Lucie Olejnikova Tu 3:45-5:15 PM 4047

This one-credit seminar in advanced legal research introduces students to specific sources and strategies for international, foreign, and comparative legal research. It covers key primary and secondary sources in both print and electronic formats, including freely available and subscription-based resources. The subjects examined include treaty law, the law of international organizations, European Union law, civil law and other foreign legal systems, as well as selected topics in international private law. The course emphasizes the research process, strategies, and evaluation of print and online sources in a changing information environment. This course is required for students enrolled in the J.D./LL.M. in Comparative and International Law and open to other students (2L and 3L) with the instructor's permission. The class will meet for eight 90-minute sessions. Grades will be based on in-class and take-home exercises, class participation, and a final research project.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
JD/LLM students priority
2016
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

380.01 1 Lucie Olejnikova Tu 3:45-5:15 PM 3000

This one-credit seminar in advanced legal research will introduce students to specific sources and strategies for international, foreign, and comparative legal research. We will cover key secondary sources in both print and electronic formats, including freely available and subscription-based resources. The subjects examined include treaty law, the law of international organizations, European Union law, civil law and other foreign legal systems. The course will emphasize the research process, strategies, and evaluation of print and online sources in a changing information environment. This course is required for students enrolled in the J.D./LL.M. in Comparative and International Law. The class will meet for eight 90-minute sessions. Grades will be based on in-class and take-home research exercises, class participation, and a final research project.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2015
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

380.01 1 Kristina J. Alayan Tu 3:30-5:00 pm Room 4000
This one-credit seminar in advanced legal research will introduce students to specific sources and strategies for international, foreign, and comparative legal research. We will cover key secondary sources in both print and electronic formats, including freely available and subscription-based resources. The subjects examined include treaty law, the law of international organizations, European Union law, civil law and other foreign legal systems. The course will emphasize the research process, strategies, and evaluation of print and online sources in a changing information environment. This course is required for students enrolled in the J.D./LL.M. in Comparative and International Law. The class will meet for eight 90-minute sessions. Grades will be based on in-class and take-home research exercises, class participation, and a final research project.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2014
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

380.01 1 Kristina J. Alayan W 4:30-6:00 pm W 4:30-6:00 pm Room 4047
This one-credit seminar in advanced legal research will introduce students to specific sources and strategies for international, foreign, and comparative legal research. We will cover key secondary sources in both print and electronic formats, including freely available and subscription-based resources. The subjects examined include treaty law, the law of international organizations, European Union law, civil law and other foreign legal systems. The course will emphasize the research process, strategies, and evaluation of print and online sources in a changing information environment. This course is required for students enrolled in the J.D./LL.M. in Comparative and International Law. The class will meet for eight 90-minute sessions. Grades will be based on in-class and take-home research exercises, class participation, and a final research project.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2013
Spring 2013
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

380.01 1 Kristina J. Alayan Tu 3:00-4:30 pm Room 4045
This one-credit seminar in advanced legal research will introduce students to specific sources and strategies for international, foreign, and comparative legal research. We will cover key secondary sources in both print and electronic formats, including freely available and subscription-based resources. The subjects examined include treaty law, the law of international organizations, European Union law, civil law and other foreign legal systems. The course will emphasize the research process, strategies, and evaluation of print and online sources in a changing information environment. This course is required for students enrolled in the J.D./LL.M. in Comparative and International Law. The class will meet for eight 90-minute sessions. Grades will be based on in-class and take-home research exercises, class participation, and a final research project.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2012
Spring 2012
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

380.01 1 Kristina J. Alayan M 4:30-6 pm M 4:30-6 pm Room 4042
This one-credit seminar in advanced legal research will introduce students to specific sources and strategies for international, foreign, and comparative legal research. We will cover key secondary sources in both print and electronic formats, including freely available and subscription-based resources. The subjects examined include treaty law, the law of international organizations, European Union law, civil law and other foreign legal systems. The course will emphasize the research process, strategies, and evaluation of print and online sources in a changing information environment. This course is required for students enrolled in the J.D./LL.M. in Comparative and International Law. The class will meet for eight 90-minute sessions. Grades will be based on in-class and take-home research exercises, class participation, and a final research project.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.