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Weekly outline and Recommended readings: CECILIA TELLIS

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


 Session

Topics 

Recommended Readings

Week 1: Sept. 8-12

Introduction to the course
Library orientation including tour of building and computer laboratory

 

 

Week 2: Sept. 15-19

Brian Dickson Law Library website

● What does legal research entail?
● importance of legal research
● primary vs. secondary resources
● recognizing & deciphering legal abbreviations


Introduction in Legal Research Manual: http://legalresearchprinciples.pbwiki.com/Introduction

 

Week 3: Sept. 22-26

● 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.pbwiki.com/Legal+Research+Manual)

 

● Tjaden, Legal Research and Writing (“Researching Case Law” - pp.80-93)

 

Week 4: Sept. 29-Oct.3

more case law

● noting up cases

● more Canadian Abridgment

Fitzgerald, Maureen. “Chapter 9: How to Find and Update Cases” in Legal Problem Solving: Reasoning, Research & Writing, 4th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2007).

Week 5: Oct. 6-10

secondary legal material

Visit to the Human Rights Documentation Centre (Alan Fleichman, Librarian)

● Fitzgerald, Maureen. “Chapter 6: How to Find Secondary Materials” in Legal Problem Solving: Reasoning, Research & Writing, 4th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2007).

 

● All of Part II: Secondary Material:

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

 

● Review Part 6: Secondary Sources in the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation to see what constitutes a ‘secondary source’.

Week 6: Oct. 14-17

(no class on Thanksgiving, Oct.13)

more secondary legal material including less traditional sources

● review of material covered to date



Week 7: Oct. 20-24

WestlaweCarswell Training (Lab inside Library: Rm 430)

 

Major Research Assignment handed out

● Legal Research Manual – Using WestlaweCarswell (Review: http://legalresearchprinciples.pbwiki.com/Using+WestlaweCarswell)

 

eLearning Modules

 

Week 8: Oct. 27-31

Quicklaw Training

(Lab inside Library: Rm 430)

Legal Research Manual – Using LexisNexis Quicklaw (Review: http://legalresearchprinciples.pbwiki.com/Using+LexisNexis+Quicklaw)

 

●  Quick Reference Guide [12 page PDF]

Optional: various QL training materials

 

●  Quicklaw Tutorials

Week 9: Nov. 3-7

● interdisciplinary research – other databases / sources of interest



Sullivan, Kathleen M. "Foreword: interdisciplinarity" (May 2002) 100:6  Mich.L.Rev. 1217.

Week 10: Nov. 10-14

● Legislation : Canada & Ontario

(bills, statutes, regulations, debates, etc.)

Tracing the history of statutes

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


● Fitzgerald, Maureen. “Chapter 4: Introduction to Law and Legal Materials” in Legal Problem Solving: Reasoning, Research & Writing, 4th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2007).

 

● British Columbia Courthouse Library Society, Researching Legislation, Part 3: Legislative Intent.

Week 11: Nov. 17-21

● Legislation – electronic: Canada & Ontario

● Updating  / noting up legislation

● In-class course evaluation


● Fitzgerald, Maureen. “Chapter 7: How to Find and Update Statutes” in Legal Problem Solving: Reasoning, Research & Writing, 4th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2007).

 

 

● British Columbia Courthouse Library Society, Researching Legislation, Part 2: Noting Up Legislation.

Week 12: Nov. 24-28

Time to work on Major Research Assignment
● Continue w/legislation?

● Review of material



December 3, 2008 by 5:00 pm Major Research Assignment due  

 

 

 

 

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