University of Pittsburgh

Foundations of Legal Research

Catalog Number: 5386
1.0 Credit
Priority: Core Course - 2nd Year Priority

Foundations of Legal Research is a one-credit practical skills course that builds on basic research skills learned in the first year Legal Writing program and emphasizes legal research as an integrated part of the practice of law. The course will integrate traditional print resources with online database resources and “free” Internet resources, with emphasis on locating resources efficiently and cost-effectively. This course will meet for ten (10) weeks in 75 minute class sessions. (The course will be completed by early November, prior to final exams.) The course is offered in three sections and is required for second-year students.

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