380.01 Research Methods in International, Foreign and Comparative Law

This one-credit legal research seminar introduces students to sources and strategies for researching international, foreign, and comparative law. We cover multiple research techniques while exploring freely available and subscription-based access to both primary and secondary sources. Topical coverage includes treaty law, international and regional organizations, international courts and tribunals, and foreign legal research. Assignments will reinforce practical research strategies and processes, and students will practice evaluating print and online sources in a changing information environment. This is a required spring course for students enrolled in the J.D./LL.M. in Comparative and International Law, and open to other students (2L, 3L, and LL.M) during the fall term. The class will meet for eight 90-minute sessions. Grades will be based on take-home exercises, class participation, and a final research project.

Special Notes:


Spring 2022

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room
Course Credits
Practical exercises
In-class exercise
Class participation
Michael McArthur Th 10:55-12:20 PM 4055
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW-380-01-Sp22
Email list: LAW-380-01-Sp22@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - LLM-ICL
Course Areas of Practice
Course Areas of Practice