International and Foreign Law Research

Credits: 1.00
Faculty: Jean Davis

In this course, students read about, use and evaluate many print and electronic resources for international and foreign law research. Participants develop time and cost effective strategies and techniques for tackling international and foreign law research projects. Students also learn about the structure and documentation of major international, regional, and supranational organizations that have lawmaking functions, such as the United Nations, the European Union and the World Trade Organization.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Students graded on the following projects: each participant gives a ten-minute classroom presentation on a foreign legal system, including how to locate current sources of law. At the end of the course, each student prepares a ten page legal research guide on an international institution or organization.

Enrollment Notes:

Students who have earned credit in another advanced legal research course may not enroll in this course.


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