Research (Law) (RHGL)

RHGL 0011. Introduction to LLM Research. (0 Credits)

RHGL 0101. ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH ESSENTIALS. (1 to 3 Credits)

<b>ALR: Essentials </b> (1 credit, spring semester)<br> The ALR: Essentials course provides students with an overview of the most important topics in legal research. In this one-credit course, students will re-visit and expand upon the skills learned in Basic Legal Research, including research strategy best practices and how to find cases. New topics, such as legislative history, are introduced, and significant opportunities for practice and feedback are provided. This course is occasionally offered as an online course and may be offered in the fall or summer. Some asynchronous work may be assigned. <p> <b>ALR: Workshop </b> (3 credits, spring semester) <br> Advanced Legal Research: Workshop is a 3 credit course that will focus on teaching efficient research skills, using print and online sources. We will cover the core concepts, materials and techniques for researching statutes, legislative history, regulations, cases and secondary sources. In addition, we will cover topics such as practice materials, legal analytics, non-legal research and foreign/international research. By the end of the course, students will be able to locate relevant primary and secondary materials and will be able to select the source that is most appropriate given considerations of time, cost, and availability of sources.

Attribute: EXP.

RHGL 0102. Advanced Legal Research: Public Interest. (2 Credits)

Please visit: http://lawlib1.lawnet.fordham.edu/services/advlegres.pdf for the course description.

Attribute: PIS.

RHGL 0103. Advanced Legal Research: LL.M. Workshop. (1 Credit)

Please visit: http://lawlib1.lawnet.fordham.edu/services/advlegres.pdf for the course description.

Attribute: LLM.

RHGL 0201. Advanced Legal Research: Taxation. (1 to 2 Credits)

<b>ALR: Taxation </b>(1 credit, spring semester) <br> The ALR” Taxation course focuses on teaching the skill of efficient research methodology for the area of federal income taxation. Significant treatment will be given to describing the tax legislative process, the importance of the various tax primary sources, and the major tax-specific research tools. Students will be able to locate relevant primary and secondary tax materials and will be able to select the source that is most appropriate given considerations of time, cost, and availability of sources.

Attribute: EXP.

RHGL 0202. Advanced Legal Research: New York Legal Materials. (1 or 2 Credits)

<b>ALR: New York Legal Materials </b> (1 credit, irregularly) <br> The ALR: New York Legal Materials course provides students with a focused overview of New York state and city legal materials. In this one-credit course, students will build upon the skills learned in Basic Legal Research while learning New York state and city resources. Students will be introduced to new topics, such as legislative history and local laws, and there will be significant opportunities for practice and feedback.

RHGL 0203. Advanced Legal Research: Administrative Law. (1 to 2 Credits)

<b>ALR: Administrative Law </b> (2 credits, offered every other spring) <br> The ALR Administrative Law course focuses on comprehensive research of administrative law sources, including statutes, regulations, regulatory decisions, and guidance. Students that complete the course will gain an understanding of what these sources are, how they relate to each other, and their functions within the practice of law. Particular attention is paid to legislative and administrative procedure.

Attribute: EXP.

Prerequisites: ADGL 0302 or FCGL 0129.

RHGL 0204. Advanced Legal Research: International Humanitarian Law. (2 Credits)

Please visit: http://lawlib1.lawnet.fordham.edu/services/advlegres.pdf for the course description.

Attributes: ICE, INLJ.

RHGL 0205. Advanced Legal Research: Foreign and International Law. (2 Credits)

<b>ALR: Foreign and International Law </b> (2 credits, offered every other spring)<br> The ALR: Foreign and International Law course introduces students to researching in other jurisdictions and legal systems, including public and private international law. Students that complete the course will learn how to find and use a comprehensive selection of foreign and international legal research tools, as well as gain an understanding of what these sources are and their functions within the practice of law. Potential topics include international trade, human rights, the European Union, and mixed jurisdictions.

Attributes: ICE, INLJ, LAWI, LIDR.

RHGL 0206. Advanced Legal Research: Copyright, Trademark, and Patent. (2 Credits)

<b>ALR: Copyright, Trademark, and Paten </b>t (2 credits, spring semester) <br> The ALR: Copyright, Trademark and Patent course focuses on researching intellectual property materials including application materials, agency materials, cases, regulations, and statutes. Students that complete the course will have an in-depth understanding of intellectual property resources and be able to locate copyright, patent and trademark information from paid and unpaid sources as well as locate relevant cases, regulatory materials, and statutes.

Attributes: IPIS, LAWT.

RHGL 0207. Advanced Legal Research Law Practice Technology. (2 Credits)

This course will cover the technological tools of law practice, giving students both an opportunity to use these tools and an understanding of their development. Students will explore case management systems, ediscovery tools, competitive intelligence solutions, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other rapidly evolving applications and devices confronting the 21st-century attorney."Hands- on" use of these tools will be emphasized. Students will also explore the issues arising from new technological developments in law practice. These topics include new ethics requirements for more technologically savvy attorneys and the implications of technology on client confidentiality.

Attributes: EXP, LLM.