Instructor: S. Coulstring
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
Program Content Areas
Connecting People with Information
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 Goals and Objectives