Calendar


Created Wednesday 08 February 2017

Week 1

Introduction

Week 2

Overview of Law
Assigned Reading: Elias, Chapter 3

Week 3

Overview of Legal Research
Sources of Law

Week 4

Constitution
Statutes
Case Law
Administrative Law
Access to Legal Information
Law Libraries
The Process of Legal Research
Research Strategies


Week 5

Understanding Case Law:
Case Reporters
US Supreme Court Cases
Federal Cases
State Cases


Week 6

Finding Case Law


Week 7

Confirming Case Law


Week 8

FIRST QUIZ
Legislative Information and Statutory Law


Week 9

Statutory Law Continued
Uniform Laws
Attorney General Opinions
Procedural Statutes & Rules
Rules of Civil Procedure
Rules of Criminal Procedure
Rules of Court
Local Rules
Ordinances
Assigned Reading: Elias, Chapter 6, Sections L,N,P & Q

Week 10

Regulations
Federal Register
Code of Federal Regulations
Federal Register: About (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/about.html)

Week 11

SECOND QUIZ

Week 12

Secondary Legal Resources
Legal Encyclopedias
Treatises/Monographs
Restatements
Law Reviews
Legal Newspapers/Newsletters
Loose-leaf Services
Specialized Indexes and Guides
Form Books
Reference Resources
Legal Directories
Statistics
News/Business Information
Assigned Reading: Elias, Chapter 5

Week 13

Secondary Legal Resources Continued
Reading: TBA

Week 14

Legal Research Online: Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis, and the Internet
Organization on the Internet
Subject Searching
Key Word Searching
Strategy
Assigned Reading: Using Westlaw.com, available from the Additional Readings area on this website
Reading: TBA

Week 15

Final Test Review