This seminar's purpose is to strengthen students' ability to analyze legal problems and to do effective, efficient research. It covers legal resources in the United States, international law, and the law of other nations, as well as non-legal information such as statistics, corporate, business, and medical information. Paper, online, and microform formats are included. Students increase their knowledge of source content and ability to apply that knowledge to particular problems in legal and law-related research. The course requires students to synthesize material found throughout the curriculum, by applying both substantive and procedural analysis in research problems. Students learn from each other by making presentations on important resources. There is a final paper on doing research on a top of the student's choice. For a third credit, students may register for Independent Research and write a much longer paper.
For details on class times, days of the week, instructors, and grading and exam details, please view the Michigan Law Class Schedule.