Certification Program in Legal Research Skills
The Certification Program in Legal Research is designed to provide law students of all ability levels with the research tools necessary for success in internships, externships, summer associate positions, or for your first position as a newly-minted attorney.
Students have the opportunity to select from fifteen different classes, which are open to any student interested in improving research and practice-oriented skills. Topics cover a wide range of areas and will provide an excellent grounding as you begin to combine the knowledge gained in school with the actual practice of law. Students are free to attend as few or as many classes as desired, however, to complete the Certification, one must attend and complete the assignments for six of the fifteen sessions.
What is the Certification and How Can I Earn it?
The Certificate in Legal Research Skills is created and taught by the librarians here at the Sturm College of Law. The program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in practice-oriented legal research skills useful in private practice, government positions, or academia. Students who complete six (6) of the fifteen (15) classes offered will receive the Certificate, which can be a great resume builder and topic of discussion during the interview process.
To earn the certification, a student must:
- Register for, and attend, any six (6) of the fifteen (15) class sessions,
- Complete the post-class assignment for six (6) courses attended (if you attend more than six (6), you can choose not to complete post-class assignments for courses attended beyond the required six (6)), and
- Submit the post-class assignment by the specified deadline.