Advanced Legal Research

Course Description

This course will focus on advanced legal research methodologies and strategies within the context of federal and Maryland law. It includes coverage of legislation and legislative history, regulations and regulatory history, agency decisions and websites, treatises, looseleaf services, electronic databases, practice materials, and strategies for making sure that your research is thorough. Students will select a complex legal issue, will research the issue, and will prepare a substantial paper on their research strategies. The issue may be related to a project for another course. This course satisfies the Advanced Legal Research requirement and is not available to students who have already taken one of the Advanced Legal Research courses.

Current and Previous Instructors

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions

P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

Currently Scheduled Sections

CRN: 99068

  • Fall '24
  • 1
  • 4403
  • Mon: 7:35-9:35
    first half of semester only

    Evening

  • Kirstin Nelson

  • Waitlisted. (Limit 25).
  • 506f

  • Materials to be posted on Blackboard or distributed in class


CRN: 28339

  • Spring '25
  • 1
  • 4403
  • Wed: 2:10-4:10
    first half of semester only

    Day

  • Chi Song

  • Enrollment Limit: 20

CRN:

  • Spring '25
  • 1
  • 402
  • Wed: 2:10-4:10
    first half of semester only

    Day

  • Enrollment Limit: 20