Course Description

LIS 9318A-650 (Fall 2021)   Legal Information

Instructor: S. Coulstring

Course Description
Sources of legal information and their use including primary legal materials (bills, statutes, regulations, cases), secondary legal materials (journal articles, monographs), and their finding aids utilizing both paper-based and digital sources. Characteristics and needs of users of legal information in law firm, academic, courthouse and other types of law libraries.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9318A-650 (Fall 2021)
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Prerequisites: LIS 9003

0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Connecting People with Information

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. Analyze the characteristics and needs of users of legal information (PLLO 8);

2. Understand and critically reflect on the various types of institutions providing legal information (PLLO 5);

3. Identify and explore methods of organizing legal materials (PLLO 6);

4. Exhibit a critical awareness of sources of legal information (PLLO 2);

5. Understand and critically reflect on the role of librarians in disseminating legal information (PLLO 5).

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives