Law 397 - Advanced Legal Research

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

S. Anayah C. Fischer K. Gerson J. Kruger K. Leong L. McClelland E. Meyers


General Course Description:

This course is designed to provide students with the research skills needed in the practice of law. By taking the course, students will:
•         Acquire a strategy for tackling any legal research project in any area of law and in any working environment
•         Understand the various legal authorities, how they interrelate, and their authoritative value
•         Become familiar with all of the types of legal resources and tools, print and electronic, including free web resources
•         Learn the various methods for researching case law, statutes, administrative law, court rules, public records, news, and foreign and international  law; using legal citators; conducting legislative histories; finding and using secondary sources; and performing advanced and cost-effective online searching
•         Gain direct experience using the more important resources and tools through specific research exercises
•         Increase their searching efficiency

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Cheryl Kelly Fischer / Stephanie Anayah 17F 397 LEC 1 T 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 2.0 No No
Elyse Meyers / Kelly  Leong / Jodi Kruger 18S 397 LEC 1 R 8:25 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Cheryl Kelly Fischer / Stephanie Anayah 15F 397 LEC 1 F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Kevin Gerson / Lynn McClelland 16S 397 LEC 1 F 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 2.0 No No
Cheryl Kelly Fischer / Stephanie Anayah 16F 397 LEC 1 F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2.0 No No
Kevin Gerson / Kelly  Leong / Lynn McClelland 17S 397 LEC 1 F 8:25 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No