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Fundamentals of US Legal Research

What you’ll learn

This asynchronous online class teaches students about key documents of the American legal system and how to find them using a variety of commercial and government sources. The class will also discuss how to find and navigate secondary sources, such as law review literature and legal treatises, that assist in understanding and interpreting statutes, court
opinions, and administrative regulations. The class will also include discussion of increasingly-popular legal information sources including dockets and transactional research tools.

Online course materials open on Wednesday, June 3. 


Genevieve Tung

Associate Director for Educational Programs, Biddle Law Library


ML Foundation Courses (-301 courses) (per class/CU)

  • Tuition: $7,092.00
  • General fee: $442.00
  • Learning fee: $134.00

If you’re a Penn student or staff member, please view the financial information page.

Registration information

Enrollment requests for Fundamentals of U.S. Legal Research can be made by following the instructions linked here. Enrollment requests and confirmation of enrollment will be separately confirmed via email.

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