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Weekly Outline and Recommended Readings: A1

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*This outline is subject to change. Please check it regularly for updated information.

 

CML 1101 A1

Mondays – 8:30-10:00 – FTX 102

Alan Fleichman

 


 

 

 

Week 1: Sept. 7-11

**NO CLASS (LABOUR DAY)**

 

 

Week 2: Sept. 14-18

Topics to cover

Recommended Readings

 

● Brian Dickson Law Library website

● Computer laboratory orientation

 

 

Legal Research Manual – Introduction in Legal Research : http://legalresearchprinciples.pbworks.com/Introduction

  

  

 

 

Week 3: Sept. 21-25

**ALSO COMPLETE ONLINE MODULES**

  

Topics to cover

Recommended Readings

 

● Introduction to the course

● Library orientation including tour of building

● importance of legal research

● primary vs. secondary resources

● general strategies for researching legal questions

● recognizing & deciphering legal abbreviations

 

 

 


COMPLETE:

WebCT: Boolean Searching & WebCT: Secondary Sources

 

ONLINE

 

● secondary legal material


 

● Assignment #1 (Secondary sources) handed out [download from WebCT or from wiki]

 

 

Legal Research Manual – all of Part II: Secondary Material:

http://legalresearchprinciples.pbworks.com/Legal+Research+Manual

 

Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 6th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2006) – Part 6: Secondary Sources

KE 259 .C353 2006 [three copies in FTX Reserve and three copies in FTX Reference]

 

● Fitzgerald, chapter 6

 

● Sullivan, Kathleen M. "Foreword: interdisciplinarity" (May 2002) 100:6  Mich.L.Rev. 1217, online: HeinOnline http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/mlr100&id=1237&size=2&collection=journals&set_as_cursor=0

 

 

 

 

Week 4: Sept. 28-Oct. 2

Topics to cover

Recommended Readings

 

● anatomy of a case

● case law reporters

● how cases are published

● start Canadian Abridgment  (print)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Research Manual – Canadian Jurisprudence – all of Section 1 under Part 1: Jurisprudence: http://legalresearchprinciples.pbworks.com/Legal+Research+Manual)

 

● Tjaden, Legal Research and Writing, 2d ed. (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2004), pp.80-93.

FTX Reserve KE 250 .T53 2004 or online through Irwin Law e-Book collection: http://lib.myilibrary.com/home.asp (browse by publisher or use the search box at the top of the page to locate this title)

  

 

 

    

Week 5: Oct. 5-9

Topics to cover

Recommended Readings

 

● more case law

● noting up cases

● more Canadian Abridgment


 

● Assignment #1 (Secondary sources) DUE

 

● Assignment #2 (Canadian Abridgment) handed out

 

 

● Fitzgerald, Legal Problem Solving: Reasoning, Research & Writing, 4th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2007), chapter 9.

FTX Reserve KE 250 .F57 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Week 6: Oct. 12-16

**NO CLASS (THANKSGIVING) – COMPLETE ONLINE MODULE**

 

Topics to cover

Recommended Readings


COMPLETE:

WebCT: Legal Citations

 

ONLINE

 

● using the McGill Guide

● how to cite various types of legal documents


● Assignment #3 (Citations) handed out [download from WebCT or from wiki]


 

 

 

 

Week 7: Oct. 19-23

**GO DIRECTLY TO COMPUTER LAB (FTX 430)**

 

Topics to cover

Recommended Readings

 

LexisNexis/Quicklaw training given by Ron Jones, Training Team Leader, LexisNexis Canada

 

 

● Assignment #2 (Canadian Abridgment) DUE 

 

● Major Research Assignment handed out 

 

 

Legal Research Manual – Using LexisNexis/Quicklaw: http://legalresearchprinciples.pbworks.com/Using+LexisNexis+Quicklaw

 

 

 

 

 

Week 8: Oct. 26-30

**GO DIRECTLY TO COMPUTER LAB (FTX 430)**

 

Topics to cover

Recommended Readings

 

Westlaw Canada training given by Josée Provost, Senior Learning Consultant


 

● Assignment #3 (Citations) DUE

 

 

Legal Research Manual – Using Westlaw Canada (formerly WestlaweCarswell): http://legalresearchprinciples.pbworks.com/Using+WestlaweCarswell

 

 

 

 

Week 9: Nov. 2-6

Topics to cover

Recommended Readings

 

● primary sources: statutes and regulations of Canada (laws, bills, regulations, debates, etc.)

●  tracing the history of statutes

● updating statutes and regulations

  

 

Legal Research Manual – Part III: Legislation: http://legalresearchprinciples.pbworks.com/Legal+Research+Manual (Federal Statutes & Federal Regulations, Ontario Statutes & Ontario Regulations)


● Fitzgerald, chapter 4


 

 

 

Week 10: Nov. 9-13

Topics to cover

Recommended Readings

 

● primary sources (cont.): Canada


 

● Assignment #4 (WC/QL comp.) handed out


 

● British Columbia Courthouse Library Society, Researching Legislation, Part 3: Legislative Intent: http://www.bccls.net/video/researchinglegislation_part3/researchinglegislation_part3.html (sound needed)

 

 

 

Week 11: Nov. 16-20

**CLASS CANCELLED – COMPLETE ONLINE MODULE**

 

Topics to cover

Recommended Readings

 

COMPLETE:

WebCT: Ontario Legislation


ONLINE


● primary sources: Ontario laws and regulations

● updating / noting up Ontario legislation

 

 

● Assignment #5 (Legislative Research) handed out [download from WebCT or from wiki]

 

 

● Fitzgerald, chapter 7


● British Columbia Courthouse Library Society, “Researching Legislation, Part 2: Noting Up Legislation: http://www.bccls.net/video/researchinglegislation_part2/researchinglegislation_part2.html (sound needed)

 

 

 

 

Week 12: Nov. 23-27

Topics to cover

Recommended Readings

 

● in-class course evaluation

● review of material

 

 

● Assignment #4 (LN/QL & WLC comparison) DUE

 

 

 

 

 

Week 13: Nov. 30-Dec. 4

**NO CLASS THIS WEEK! – ASSIGNMENTS TO HAND IN**

 

Topics to cover

Recommended Readings

 

● Assignment #5 (Legislative Research) DUE

 

Major Research Assignment DUE

 

BOTH DUE 5 P.M., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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