LAW 782

Global Legal Research

In an increasingly interconnected and globalized world, most lawyers will encounter some foreign and international law in their practices. This class will prepare students to find, evaluate and apply sources needed to assist clients whose issues touch on foreign or international law. The class will also explore how to identify and cope with the professional and practical pitfalls of researching foreign law. Through a variety of hands-on exercises and assignments, students will learn about the sources and research techniques. They will apply their knowledge and skills to research typical foreign and international legal issues. The class will cover foreign law (common law and civil law); European Union law; public international law; and special topics such as human rights, refugee law, or international trade. The emphasis will be on materials in English and on reliable and accessible online sources for both foreign and international law.

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