Fall or Spring
3 credits. Letter grades only.
LAW 5081 or permission of the instructor.
F. Cadmus, J. Sayward, A. Scotese.
Approximately 15 hours of work per week. Selection of students for enrollment into the clinic is at the instructor’s discretion. The Legal Research Clinic provides students with the opportunity to hone proficient research skills by responding to legal issues referred by non-profit organizations and legal service providers. Students will receive concentrated advanced legal research instruction in the beginning of the semester. Research problems will thereafter be assigned on a weekly basis. Subject matter and depth of problems will vary. Depending on the complexity of the problem, students may work individually or in groups. Results will be presented in formal memoranda or brief summaries accompanied by oral reports, depending on client need. There will be opportunity for client contact during the intake and reporting phases. This clinic is limited to answering the research question presented and, although it may include a recommended course of action, will not extend to assisting the client with implementation. This clinic may be applied to satisfying the Pro Bono requirement for New York State.