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Researching Social Security Disability Law

This lesson will assist the student both in reviewing effective legal research techniques and learning something about Social Security disability, an area of law not often studied in law school. To accomplish this the student will examine a real life fact scenario in order to navigate the primary and secondary resources in this area.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Apply research skills to gain competence with an unfamiliar area of law.
2. Identify useful secondary sources on Social Security disability law.
3. Locate primary sources relevant to a Social Security disability law issue, including: statutes, case law, administrative regulations, and agency interpretations explaining how it applies the law.

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