Factual Investigations

Professor Daniel C.B. Harayda
978.681.0800 X143
dan@mslaw.edu

Professor Shane Rodriguez
978.580.4242
srodriguez@mslaw.edu

Syllabus
Read here

Texts
-Interviewing & Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Profession, Fourth Edition, 2010, ISBN-9780735587359 [Referred to as Interview & Investigation]
-Massachusetts Cases and Materials
-See Additional Cases List*

Class Times
Wednesdays — 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
All students are required to check email regularly each week for class updates and information

Course Description
Addresses the need for attorneys to find information relating to representing clients, both by examining publicly available and archival material and interviewing witnesses which invariably will determine appropriate courses of action and in some cases, influence the outcome of an investigation and a legal matter.

Also addresses the legal and ethical requirements guiding an attorney’s own investigation, and techniques of delegation and supervision when the attorney is required to relinquish investigation to a licensed professional.

The course provides the skills, including knowledge of available resources, which will enable an attorney to elicit as much factual, relevant and admissible information in an evidentiary form for use in administrative, commercial or judicial tribunals.

Weekly Materials
Week 1
Week 2

Week 3 (3.2 and 3.4 only)

*distributed in class


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