Legal Research

Introduction to legal research tools and strategies relevant for law school as well as legal practice. Topics include legal authority, the use of primary and secondary sources, effective use of LexisNexis, Westlaw, and other electronic databases, and the role of the Internet in legal research. Emphasis is placed on appropriate and effective research strategies and evaluation of sources, both print and electronic.

 Assistant Professor of Law and Associate Director at the Vermont Law School's Cornell Library, Jane Woldow teaches introductory and advanced legal research courses, oversees collection development, and leads the library's Collections Management department. Before joining the VLS Library in 2003, she worked for the Middlebury College Libraries, the Rutland Free Library, and as the librarian for the Burlington, Vermont, law firms of Saxer, Anderson, Wolinsky & Sunshine, and Eggleston & Cramer.

 

THERE ARE NO REQUIRED TEXTS FOR THIS COURSE BEYOND THE BLUE BOOK (required for Legal Writing I).



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