Law 397 - Advanced Legal Research

Kevin Gerson

Kevin Gerson

Law Library Director and Lecturer in Law
B.A. UCLA, 1987
J.D. Stanford, 1990
M.I.M.S. U.C. Berkeley, 1998
Course Description:

This course is designed to provide students with the research skills needed in the practice of law. Topics covered include the use of primary and secondary sources; case law research; statutory law and legislative history; administrative law; effective use of Lexis, Westlaw, and other electronic databases; international law research; and public records. Emphasis will be placed on appropriate and effective research strategies and evaluation of sources, both print and electronic.