Schedule


Week 1

Monday, Jan 8
Introductions
Course Web Page
Discussion of Course, Student Goals, and Assignments
Career Vision Statement Due in Class
Identification of Potential Practice Area

Wednesday, Jan 10
Library Databases

Week 2

Monday, Jan 15
No Class - MLK Holiday

Wednesday, Jan 17

Research Strategy and Documentation & Secondary Sources
Selection of Research Plan and Paper Topic


Week 3

Monday, Jan 22
Cases and Digests

Wednesday, Jan 24

Research Workshop

Week 4

Monday, Jan 29
Federal Statutes, Constitutional Research, and Legislative History
State Statutes, Constitutional Research, and Legislative History
Local Ordinances, Uniform Laws, and Model Acts


Wednesday, Jan 31
Federal and State Administrative Sources

Week  5

Monday, Feb 5
State and Federal Practice Materials and Online Resources

Wednesday, Feb 7

Research Workshop

Week 6

Monday, Feb 12
Research Plan Presentations

Wednesday, Feb 14
Research Plan Presentations


Week 7


Monday, Feb 19

No Class - President's Day
Work on Research Plan
Research Plan Due by 11 pm (may be submitted early)

Wednesday, Feb 21
Drafting and Editing Legal Analyses




Assignments

  • Career Vision Statement – 5% (Jan 8 to discuss in class)
  • Research Plan Presentations – 10% (Feb 12 or 14)
  • Legal Research Plan – 20% (due Feb 19 by 11:00 pm)
  • Research Paper First Draft – 20% (due Mar 21 by 11:00 pm)
  • Library Purchasing Plan – 10% (due Apr 2 by 11:00 pm)
  • Final Presentations – 10% (Apr 9 or 11)
  • Research Paper Final Revision – 20% (due Apr 23 by 11:00 pm)
  • Final Reflection – 5% (due Apr 23 by 11:00 pm)

Debra Austin, JD, PhD

Week 8

Monday, Feb 26
Advanced Westlaw Research
Jeff Brandimarte - Westlaw

Wednesday, Feb 28
Advanced Westlaw Research
Jeff Brandimarte - Westlaw

Week 9

Monday, Mar 5
Advanced Lexis Research
Lynn Pinnekamp – Lexis

Wednesday, Mar 7
Advanced Lexis Research
Lynn Pinnekamp – Lexis


Mar 12-16 Spring Break

Week 10

Monday, Mar 19
Writing Workshop

Wednesday, Mar 21
No Class
Paper First Draft Due by 11 pm (may be submitted early)

Week 11

Monday, Mar 26
Library Purchasing Plan Workshop

Wednesday, Mar 28
Library Purchasing Plan Workshop

Week 12

Monday, Apr 2
Library Purchasing Plan Workshop
Library Purchasing Plan Due by 11 pm (may be submitted early)


Wednesday, Apr 4
Lisa Travis Fischer
Continuing Legal Education Inc

Week 13

Monday, Apr 9
Final Presentations


Wednesday, Apr 11
Final Presentations

Week 14

Monday, Apr 16
No Class - Work on Final Draft and Reflection


Wednesday, Apr 18
No Class - Work on Final Draft and Reflection


Week 15

Monday, Apr 23
No Class
Final Paper & Reflection Paper Due by 11 pm (may be submitted early)

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