University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Law Practice Information Literacy: Fact Research

Fact Based Research is a course under the Law Practice Information Literacy umbrella and covers non-legal research skills that are critical to today's legal practice. Students learn practice ready skills not covered in Legal Skills or other research courses and the course guides students in learning information literacy beyond Westlaw/Lexis. Topics include:

Business research including newspaper research and corporation filings

Jury Verdict Reports

Medical Research

Criminal Records

Asset Searches

People Searching

Other topics TBD

Cost effective legal research is constantly integrated into the course to prepare students for post law school research realities. The format of the class consists of the presentation of problems, time allotted for independent group research, demonstrations, and discussions of resources, techniques, and cost-effectiveness of the research process.