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LAWS 8125 Research for Criminal Law Practice (Spring: 2 )

Course Description

This course is designed to provide an in-depth examination of legal research materials and techniques useful for students who are interested in becoming prosecutors or criminal defense attorneys. Course will cover basic primary sources of criminal law such as the U.S. Constitution and state constitutions, as well as federal and state statutes, cases, and administrative law. Course will cover important secondary sources in the criminal law field; legislative history research skills; how to find and use jury instructions, sentencing guidelines, dockets, and practice materials such as formbooks. Students will also learn how to find and work with criminal court rules. Both print and electronic sources are explored and critiqued. The course covers Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law and other electronic sources.


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17