Welcome to Columbia!
I am your legal research instructor, and this fall, we will meet four times in Room 104 to cover the basics of legal research.
In anticipation of our first meeting, you may decide to read an introduction to U.S. law and legal research – so, go here, and access its contents free-of-charge!
Also, you may want to read my new book, Introduction to U.S. Law, Policy and Research – An Environmental Perspective (co-author Peter Bower, Vandeplas Publishing, 2019). is an up-to-date, improved and substantially different book on how to do legal research. before August 16.
- on a rental basis, as well as
- for purchase (see the links behind the title)!
During our class sessions I will use a prezi presentation and incorporate a lot on in-class exercises. Below find my in-class presentations. For those who would like to go the extra mile, I am also proposing some non-mandatory preliminary and take-home assignments.
- Optional Preliminary Reading:
- Optional Preliminary Reading for the second class:
4. Fourth Class – Putting them all together, September 6, 2019 – Room WJW L104
Please comment on this Blog, or email me — via Canvas, or directly at end13@columbia. edu — or stop by my office, Room 418 in the Library.
Also, from September 12th, until October 31st, I will conduct Weekly Tips of Case Law Research, for 8 Thursdays, at noon, in JG 646.