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Adv Lgl Rsrch: IP (LAW-929B-001)
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This course is focused on Intellectual Property research. It will provide you with in-depth techniques and skills for legal research that are essential to legal practice, clerking, dean’s fellow assignments, and research for law review notes, comments and seminar papers. We will use problems, exercises, presentations and a written pathfinder to enhance your knowledge of the process of legal research. We will examine the topical areas of copyright, patent and trademark practice and identify the best and most cost-effective research sources and research approaches applicable. Each student must complete a pathfinder (annotated research guide), which is the core work for this class. There is a length requirement of 10 pages minimum for the pathfinder. We will discuss the pathfinder at length at the first class meeting. Examples of successful pathfinders are available on Reserve at the Circulation Desk. If you prefer a class limited to reading and a final exam, this class may not be an appropriate choice for you. It is intended to be a hands-on and experiential learning class. Your grade is based on the following criteria: Pathfinder and Presentation: 65% In-Depth Research Problem: 20% Attendance and Participation: 15%
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First Class Readings
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