LPW 2018

First Class: First take-home assignment  (via Canvas) Second Class Second take-home assignment (via Canvas) Third Class Third take-home assignment (via Canvas) Optional reading: The Rise of the Supreme Court Reporter: An Institutional Perspective on Marshall Court Ascendancy Appendix A Mandeville v. Jose Riddle v. Mandeville Fourth Class: Putting it all together Finding Statutes (federal OR…

Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Research

Non-Exhaustive Glossary of Terms Researching a Dynamic Legal System Shaped by Long-Lasting Principles Introduction American Law Has Both an Abstract and a Concrete Facet; Only the Latter Constitutes the Object of Legal Research Legal Norms Are Dynamic — The Impact of Judicial and Congressional Scrutiny Judicial and Congressional Review of Statutory Rules Judicial and Congressional…

Interdisciplinary Research Teaching Team

Teaching team: Dana Neacsu, Ph.D., reference law librarian and lecturer-in-law, will coordinate, co-teach (or teach) and attend each workshop session. In 2005 Dana Neacsu worked on introducing librarian-taught legal research to 1L & LLM CLS students, using her own book, Introduction to US Law and Legal Research (2005), with the LLM students. Ten years later…