This course emphasizes the basics of legal research methods and good written communication, with an emphasis on precise writing. The course uses a case-study approach for developing organizational, legal style and analytical skills. It is an introduction to the use of research materials in the law library, including WESTLAW, Lexis, Internet basics. The course also includes familiarization with the preparation of legal memoranda and briefs encountered in the general practice of law, with specific research problems to be completed and researched.
Prerequisite or departmental approval for concurrent enrollment in LAW 110.