Factual Investigations

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

Professor Shane Rodriguez
978.580.4242
srodriguez@mslaw.edu

Syllabus
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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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Massachusetts School of Law's Mission

military logoMassachusetts School of Law's mission is to provide an academically rigorous affordable legal education emphasizing ethics, advocacy, leadership, and professional skills. MSLAW provides an accessible and affordable legal education to tomorrow’s leaders in law, business, and technology who seek to contribute to their communities as advocates, lawyers, and leaders. Lawyers have substantial influence in our society and MSLAW prepares its graduates to use that power to help their clients and obtain the societal advancement that a law degree has traditionally provided.

To accomplish its mission, Massachusetts School of Law brings together a diverse group of scholars, judges, expert practitioners and other professionals to provide individuals from all backgrounds a rigorous, professionally advantageous, affordable legal education so that they can improve their lives and better serve their communities.