Computer Aided Legal Research

Learn how to conduct legal research electronically.

Module 1 Introduction
Unit 1 Introduction
Unit 2 How this class is structured
Unit 3 What is CALR?
Unit 4 Basic Technology Terminology
Unit 5 Sources of Law
Unit 6 Key Terms
Unit 7 Logging into Lexis.com
Module 2 The 7 Step Legal Research Process
Unit 1 The Framework
Unit 2 Step 1: Gather The Facts
Module 3 Step 2: Consult Secondary Authority
Unit 1 Describe what a Secondary source is
Unit 2 Accessing Secondary Sources on Lexis.com
Unit 3 Secondary Source Practice Problems
Module 4 Step 3: Research Enacted Law
Unit 1 Primary or Enacted Law (NY)
Unit 2 How to access New York enacted laws on Lexis.com
Unit 3 Primary or Enacted Law (Federal)
Unit 4 How to access Federal enacted laws on Lexis.com
Unit 5 Practice researching enacted law questions
Module 5 Step 4: Research Case Law
Unit 1 Finding and Reading Cases
Unit 2 How to find cases in Lexis.com
Unit 3 Case Reading Strategies
Unit 4 Reading your first Case
Module 6 Writing a Case Brief
Unit 1 The IRAC Method
Unit 2 Sample Case Brief Format
Unit 3 IRAC Example
Unit 4 Practice Case Brief Problems
Module 7 Midterm
Unit 1 IMPORTANT: INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CALR MIDTERM
Unit 2 30 Multiple Choice Questions
Unit 3 Graded Case Brief Problem
Module 8 Remaining Steps In Research Process
Unit 1 Step 5: Update legal authorities
Unit 2 Step 6: Ending your research
Unit 3 Step 7: The write up
Module 9 Module 9: Fact Pattern Practice Problem 1
Unit 1 Fact Pattern Practice Problem 1
Module 10 Module 10: Review of Fact Pattern; Practice problem 1
Unit 1 Review of Fact Pattern; Practice problem 1
Module 11 Fact pattern practice problem 2
Unit 1 Fact pattern practice problem 2
Module 12 Review of Fact Pattern Practice Problem 2
Unit 1 Review of Fact Pattern Practice Problem 2
Module 13 Final CALR Review
Unit 1 Final CALR Review
Module 14 Preparation Time for Final Exam
Unit 1 Preparation time for the final
Module 15 Final exam
Unit 1 Graded CALR Final
Module 16 Optional CALR Extra credit assignment
Unit 1 Optional Extra Credit Assignment