A Computer-Assisted Legal Research and Writing Course

21 Dalhousie Law Journal 429 (1998)

11 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2013

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Jocelyn Downie

Schulich School of Law & Faculty of Medicine

Michael Deturbide

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Laura Fraser

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Date Written: 1998

Abstract

In this paper, the authors describe and assess their experience with the use of WebCT (a computer program that facilitates the creation and management of courses using the Internet) in the Dalhousie Legal Research and Writing Program. They explain what WebCT is, why they decided to use it, and how they used it. They assess its inaugural use and conclude that, despite some difficulties, the pilot project was a success and WebCT can be a useful tool for other teachers of legal research and writing.

Keywords: legal research and writing, law school, WebCT, computer assisted

Suggested Citation

Downie, Jocelyn and Deturbide, Michael and Fraser, Laura, A Computer-Assisted Legal Research and Writing Course (1998). 21 Dalhousie Law Journal 429 (1998), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2289770

Jocelyn Downie (Contact Author)

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Michael Deturbide

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

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Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
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Laura Fraser

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

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Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada

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