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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

JUST 397. Legal Research and Information Literacy

Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 014360

This course will provide a thorough insight into how to study law. Students will acquire fundamental legal skills such as how to read a case and identify and differentiate ratio decidendi and obiter dicta, understand the codification of law in a common law jurisdiction, and learn how to accurately research legal topics utilizing and citing primary and secondary legal sources. The course will focus on domestic (U.S.) legal research, involving both state and federal jurisdictions, in addition to investigating international examples and legal instruments. Prerequisite(s): For justice studies  majors: JUST 200  and one other 200- level JUST class, excluding JUST 225 ; for criminal justice minors: JUST 210  or CRJU 215 .