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Advanced Research Skills for Environmental Law (LAW 622AA)

This course will enhance students’ research skills in Environmental Law.  It is highly recommended for any student taking more than 4 credits in Environmental Law or Environmental Law classes requiring a paper.  The course will cover specialized research materials in print and on Westlaw and Lexis, Legislative history, administrative law resources, practice materials, and will include foreign and international law sources.  While it is an advanced course, basic research and citation skills will also be strengthened.  Lecture topics will be reinforced by hands-on assignments and students will benefit from immediate feedback on those assignments.  The final project is a research outline that could serve as the basis for an upper-level writing assignment or a focused research project.  Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

2 credit hours.

Faculty: Taryn L. Rucinski