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Research for Civil Litigation

This course expands upon the basic legal research skills introduced in the first-year LARW program by exploring additional resources and strategies for research topics which are likely to be encountered in real-world litigation preparation, such as: locating and backgrounding witnesses; identifying appropriate practice tools (such as form books, treatises, or looseleaf services) for the litigation issues; developing strategies for using online research services in a cost-effective manner; conducting sophisticated legal research with both print and electronic sources; and evaluating search results and research resources thoughtfully and critically.

Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.


Jennifer L. Behrens
Research for Civil Litigation 784.01
Fall 2010
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*FAST TRACK* Class will meet on the following dates: 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27.