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Teaching Specialized Legal Research: Business Associations

NCJ Number
Legal Reference Services Quarterly Volume: 29 Issue: 1 Dated: January - March 2010 Pages: 51-83
Kris Helge; Terri Lynn Helge
Date Published
January 2010
33 pages
This article acts as a resource guide for education professionals preparing an advanced course on legal reseach that focuses on business associations.
Business associations are a complex substantive topic that can be included in an advanced legal research course that teaches students sophisticated research, writing, and citation skills. This article presents the basic substantive law regarding business associations necessary to deliver instruction about advanced legal research, writing, and citation. This article also offers a model syllabus with suggested sources and assignments for students. These research assignments require students to perform tasks such as citing primary and secondary sources, learning advanced research skills using loose-leaf materials, assimilating information from multiple sources into cogent narratives, locating information using various electronic resources, digests, and other secondary sources, and locating and using forms pertinent to business association agreements. This article also provides an instructor with twenty-five suggested sources to use in assigning materials to students. These sources consist of both print and electronic versions. They additionally consist of treatises, monographs, guides, model statutory materials, electronic databases, Web sites, form guides, casebooks, a digest, and a citation manual. Notes (Published Abstract)