773.01 Research Methods in Business Law
This one-credit seminar in advanced legal research will introduce students to specific sources and strategies for researching a variety of business law topics, including corporations, securities, and commercial bankruptcy and reorganization. We will cover key primary and secondary sources for business law research: state and federal cases, statutes, regulations, and other administrative materials; subject-specific secondary sources; company disclosure documents; and sources for factual company research, among others. The course will emphasize research process, strategies, and evaluation of print and online sources in a changing information environment. Students will develop their research skills through a variety of hands-on exercises. Grades will be based on in-class and take-home research exercises, class participation, and a final research project.
Because this is a fast-track course, attendance at the first class session is mandatory.
|Course Number||Course Credits||Evaluation Method||Instructor|
|Laura M. Scott|
|Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.773.01.Sp19|
|Email list: LAW.773.01.Sp19@sakai.duke.edu|