Advanced Legal Research: Intellectual Property

Recommended but not required: completion of a course in Intellectual Property Law. In this course, students learn about, use, and evaluate a wide variety of resources for intellectual property law research, and how they fit into the broader context of general federal legal research. Students will use the primary and secondary sources covered to solve intellectual property research problems and learn how to stay current in this area of law. Participants will also develop time- and cost-effective strategies and techniques for researching intellectual property law.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:
Letter grade. Students will complete two written assignments and will work in teams of two to give one 10-15 minute presentation to the class on a resource for intellectual property research. There will be ungraded in-class exercises and opportunities for class participation.
Enrollment Notes:
Student who have earned credit for another advanced legal research course may not enroll in this course.