Course ID: 207495


This course surveys the different theories and perspectives that inform current legal scholarship, and the range of research methods that can be applied to legal questions. The course is intended for LLM and PhD students but is open to JD students interested in academic legal research. Through readings, class discussions, and guest presentations, students will become familiar with a variety of legal research perspectives and methods, and will learn how to apply that knowledge to their own research. Students should come to the class with a legal research project in mind, either an LLM or PhD thesis or a seminar paper or independent study project, to be written either concurrently with or after completing the course.

Components: Lecture

Assessment Method: Essay/Papers 40%. Assignments 40%, Participation 20%

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