Legal Research Courses at Yale Law School
Legal Research is an integral part of the curriculum at Yale Law School. Whether preparing for a doctrinal course, writing a paper, completing independent research study, working for a clinic, or working as a research assistant, all students benefit from an understanding of efficient and effective legal research methods and an opportunity to practice. Legal employers in the US also increasingly emphasize the need for lawyers who are proficient in conducting legal research.
At Yale, scholars have access to one of the largest library systems in North America. To help you better navigate the available resources, and acquire requisite legal research skills, the Research and Instructional Law Librarians at the Lillian Goldman Law Library plan to teach the following for-credit legal research courses in the Spring 2021 semester:
- Advanced Legal Research: Methods and Sources: 2-3 credits (with Julie Krishnaswami)
- Advanced Legal Research: Methods and Sources: 2-3 credits (with John Nann)
- Research Methods in Foreign and International Law: 2 credits (with Lucie Olejnikova and Evelyn Ma)
- Research Methods in United States Legal History: 2 credits (with John Nann)
- Specialized Legal Research in Corporate Law: 1 credit (with Jason Eiseman and Michael VanderHeijden)
- Research Methods in United States Law: 1 credit (with Jordan Jefferson)
If you have any questions about these courses, feel free to reach out to the individual instructor. We look forward to working with you!
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