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LAW 5044: Advanced Legal Research
Summer 2024 • Section 21

Course offerings for are still tentative. The information below is subject to change.

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 covers a variety of electronic resources, and the course grade is based upon class participation, out-of-class assignments, and a final exam.


Day/Time Location
T/Th 6:00-7:50 PM Online Meeting

Course Details

  • Charlie Perkins
Credit Hours

2 Credits



Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality

Online Synchronous

Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Experiential/Professional Skills


Registration Info

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)

Book List/Materials