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LAW 5044: Advanced Legal Research
Spring 2024 • Section 21 • CRN 27877

Course Description

This course is designed to strengthen student research and legal analysis skills through a detailed and comprehensive examination of key legal research resources, with a particular focus on advanced legal research methods and strategies. It teaches students to better evaluate and select sources, develop and implement appropriate research strategies, and conduct effective and efficient research on a range of complex legal topics. Each class combines lecture, discussion, and hands-on research exercises to reinforce new skills. In addition to traditional legal research, the course explores research in interdisciplinary and non-legal research resources, which are essential to modern day legal practice. The course grade is based upon class participation, out-of-class assignments, and a 48-hour take-home final exam.



Day/Time Location
M 5:30-7:20 PM Klein 8A

Course Details

  • Danny Buckwalter
Credit Hours

2 Credits



Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Experiential/Professional Skills


Registration Info

Registration Notes

Students may not take Law 5044 (Advanced Legal Research) if they have taken Law 5045 (Pennsylvania Legal Research)

Equivalent Courses

You may not register for this course if you are enrolled in or have already taken the following:

  • LAW 5045 (Pennsylvania Legal Research)

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