University of Pittsburgh

Legal Research Fellows Practicum

Abbreviated Title: Lgl Research Fellows Practicum
Catalog Number: 5958
1.0 Credit
Priority: General Enrollment Course
Catalog Requirements: "W" Writing, Professional Skills.

Participants in this one credit, graded course will sharpen and refine basic research skills learned during previous legal research courses. With supervision from the Faculty Services Librarian and other Barco Law Library librarians, students will learn to develop legal research strategies, conduct efficient and comprehensive legal research and to effectively communicate the results of their research to faculty members. Fellows may draft memos, generate spreadsheets or develop bibliographies as finished work products for assignments.

The Research Fellow will encounter a diversity of research requests just as an associate would receive a variety of assignments in a law firm setting. Fellows will have an opportunity to directly interact with faculty members.

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