Advanced Legal Research (ALR)

Information about this course can be found on Springboard after you register for the course.  Log-in to Springboard (http://springboard.uakron.edu/) using your UAnet ID.  You will also receive a detailed instruction memo by e-mail the first day of the semester.

ALR is a web-based, self-pace course.  There are no lectures or class time. It is considered to be a distance education course by the American Bar Association (ABA).

NOTE:

ABA Standard 306(e) states that students have to complete 28 credit hours before they can take any distance education courses.  Part-time students may not register for ALR until the completion of 28 credit hours.

The course consists of modules.  You must complete a minimum of 14 module hours.  There are two required modules for ALR, Federal Legislative History (5 module hours) and Federal Administrative Research (3 module hours).  The two required modules must be completed during the initial semester that you register to take ALR.

In addition to the required modules, you also need to complete a minimum of 6 elective module hours prior to graduation.  You may take elective modules the same semester as the required modules or you may take the elective modules a later semester.

Here is a listing of all the available modules:

Module

Module Hours

Instructor

Federal Administrative Research (REQUIRED)

3

Kyle Passmore

Federal Legislative History (REQUIRED)

5

Lynn Lenart

Federal Government Documents

2

Amy McCoy

Internet Legal Research

2

Annette Souare

Intro to Casemaker

1

Annette Souare

LexisNexis- Shepard’s

1

Kyle Passmore

Westlaw-Keycite

1

Kyle Passmore

Ohio Legislative History

2

Lynn Lenart

Bloomberg Law

2

Lynn Lenart

Patent Searching`

2

Lynn Lenart

Questions? Contact either Ms. Passmore at 330-972-6352, pkyle@uakron.edu or Ms. Lenart at 330-972-6357, llenart@uakron.edu.

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