This lesson is intended as an introduction to the use of the Restatements of the Law. In this lesson students will learn what the Restatements of the Law are and why one would use them for legal research, their major features, how to search them, and how to use them to find cases.
1L - First Year Topics
This lesson provides instruction on conducting Utah legal research using both primary and secondary sources.
This lesson teaches and reviews the concept of venue, both generally and under federal law. There is also a brief discussion of venue under state law and common law.
This lesson is an introduction to researching Virginia law using primary source materials, such as the Code of Virginia, Virginia state caselaw, and the Virginia Administrative Code.
This lesson is an introduction to researching Virginia law using secondary sources.
This is an overview of vocabulary used in the lessons on Defenses. You might wish to run it prior to running those lessons.
A contract can contain many different types of promises, made up of both express and implied terms. Express and implied warranty terms are the subject of this lesson. For instance, when parties contract for the sale of goods, they have certain expectations about the goods to be sold. These expectations form the basis of warranties that arise under U.C.C. Article 2. That is, what has the seller agreed to sell?
This lesson is designed to introduce students to Washington's primary law: cases, statutes, and regulations. Although the lesson can be used as a standalone tool, it can also be used to supplement other forms of instruction such as classroom lectures or demonstrations. The questions provide students with ongoing feedback as they learn.
This lesson covers secondary source research for the State of Washington. The lesson introduces students to secondary sources through a hypothetical research problem.
This lesson provides a review of the doctrine of prior appropriation, the water law system that dominates in the western part of the United States.
Who has the right to pump and use ground water -- the water in underground aquifers? The various states in the United States have used a variety of rules to establish rights in ground water. As a practical matter, some of these rules have created problems because states didn't recognize that ground waters and surface waters are often connected.
This lesson provides a review of the five major doctrines that states have employed to decide who has what rights in ground water.
This lesson provides a review of federal reserved rights for students who have covered that doctrine in a Water Law, Natural Resources Law, or Advanced Property course.