380.01 Research Methods in International, Foreign and Comparative Law

This one-credit seminar in advanced legal research introduces students to specific sources and strategies for international, foreign, and comparative legal research. It covers key primary and secondary sources in both print and electronic formats, including freely available and subscription-based resources. The subjects examined include treaty law, the law of international organizations, European Union law, civil law and other foreign legal systems, as well as selected topics in international private law. The course emphasizes the research process, strategies, and evaluation of print and online sources in a changing information environment. This course is required for students enrolled in the J.D./LL.M. in Comparative and International Law and open to other students (2L and 3L) with the instructor's permission. The class will meet for eight 90-minute sessions. Grades will be based on in-class and take-home exercises, class participation, and a final research project.

Spring 2017

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
380.01
Practical exercises
In-class exercise
Class participation
Other
Lucie Olejnikova
Tu
3:45-5:15 PM
4047
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.380.01.Sp17
Email list: LAW.380.01.Sp17@sakai.duke.edu
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