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7009 - Advanced Legal Research: Ohio
Professor: Katherine Hall
Semester: 2012 Summer
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Prerequisites: LAW I and II
Means of Assessment: Papers and Participation
Special Notes: Class meets May 14 to May 25
Advanced Electronic Legal Research will provide an intensive introduction to efficiently finding high quality legal resources on the Internet and advanced training on LEXIS and WESTLAW. Internet topics covered include terminology, search engines, and legal web sites. Classes will meet in the Library’s Computer Training room because most classes include a hands-on component. Readings may be assigned from a selection of materials including Reserve materials, research guides and internet publications. There is no assigned text. Students are responsible for checking the syllabus, their email accounts and the TWEN course page for updated reading assignments.
REQUIREMENTS: All students must have an email account and regularly check the class TWEN page for general announcements and additional reading assignments.
ATTENDANCE: Attendance is mandatory for all scheduled classes.
GRADING: A series of graded assignments and/or a short paper or research guide make up 75% of the final grade. 25% of the grade is based on class participation, which may include giving an in-class presentation. The instructor reserves the right to raise or lower the final grade based on class preparation, class participation and un-excused absences from classes.
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