LAW 102 - Legal Methods II

2 Unit(s)


(a) Sources of law – primary sources; statutory materials and judicial materials; secondary sources: books and pamphlets, letters, speeches, interviews, periodicals, and news – papers; foreign materials (b) Use of source materials – law library and legal research, indexing and identification of library materials, cases and citation of cases and reports; opinions; analysis and note taking; use of authorities in legal argument and legal writing (c) online research methods (d) Legal writing – methods and approaches in essay writing; styles of writing; analysis of social and legal issues and application of legal rules; division of topics into chapters, sections and subsections (e) Professional ethics, and regulation of the legal profession.