Improve Your Research Skills and Earn One Credit!

Fact Based Research is a course under the Law Practice Information Literacy umbrella and covers non-legal research skills that are critical to today's legal practice. Students learn practice ready skills not covered in Legal Skills or other research courses and the course guides students in learning information literacy beyond Westlaw/Lexis. Topics include:

  • Business research including newspaper research and corporation filings
  • Jury Verdict Reports
  • Medical Research
  • Criminal Records
  • Asset Searches
  • People Searching
  • Other topics TBD

Cost effective legal research is constantly integrated into the course to prepare students for post law school research realities. The format of the class consists of the presentation of problems, time allotted for independent group research, demonstrations, and discussions of resources, techniques, and cost-effectiveness of the research process.

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