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Courses 2021 - 2022

LAW B 599 Special Topics

Credits: 1-12, Max 12


Designed to take advantage of special opportunities resulting from visitors to the School of Law or other exceptional occurrences. (This is not a form of independent study.)

WIN 2022 - Low Bono Legal Research

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to further develop their research skills through exploration of free and low-cost legal research tools. The primary jurisdictional focus will be Washington State, but we will include some federal resources as well. The ultimate goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the types of resources that are freely available and how best to leverage them to conduct legal research. Topics include ethical imperative of effective, efficient legal research; evaluating sources online; utilizing free secondary sources; finding and validating primary law; researching businesses and people; current awareness; and competitive intelligence. By the end of the course, students should be able to:

• Understand the ethical requirements for competent legal research;
• Implement an effective research strategy;
• Proficiently use free and low-cost online research and information services;
• Identify types of free or low-cost secondary sources and know when they are appropriate to use;
• Find relevant statutes, case law and regulatory materials using free or low-cost resources;
• Understand the importance of validating and updating your research and how to do so in a cost-effective manner;
• Execute advanced search techniques for more effective, relevant search results.

As an advanced law school course, it is assumed students possess basic knowledge of the legal system, sources of law, and Bluebook citation format.

Summer, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits Graded
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

Summer, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits CR/NC
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

Autumn, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits Graded
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

Autumn, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits CR/NC
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

Winter, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits Graded
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

Winter, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits CR/NC
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

Winter, 2 Credit(s)

Abolition and the Law
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
Cházaro, Angélica

Winter, 2 Credit(s)

Transgender Rights Seminar
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
Adrien Leavitt

Winter-Spring, 5-5 Credit(s)

Civil Rights & Justice Clinic
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
David Owens

Spring, 3 Credit(s)

Low Bono Legal Research
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
Wolotira, Alena , Swanes, Maya

Spring, 4 Credit(s)

Advanced American Indian Law: The Restoration of the Elwha River
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
Eberhard, Eric

Spring, 3 Credit(s)

PLACEHOLDER
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
Calo, Ryan

Spring, 2 Credit(s)

United States-Japan Comparative Corporate Law
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
Jody Chafee

Spring, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits Graded
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

Spring, 1 Credit(s)

1-6 Credits CR/NC
Course Sections and Instructors
Instructor(s)
TBA

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