Introduction to Legal Research: Fall 2013

Instructor:

Colleen Ostiguy

School:

University at Albany

Semester:

Fall 2013

Description:

An examination and analysis of the basic and specialized information sources that provide a structure for legal research. Topics include court reports, digests, annotations, constitutions, statutes/legislation, administrative sources, Shepard’s citations, looseleaf reporters, legal encyclopedias and periodicals. Assignments in WESTLAW and LEXIS-NEXIS online databases will provide hands-on familiarity with computer-assisted legal research (CALR).

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.albany.edu/informationstudies/files/557_Ostiguy.pdf

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