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Certificate in Legal Research

The Certificate in Legal Research program is a free program created and taught by the librarians here at the Sturm College of Law. The program provides students with the research skills necessary for success in class, internships, externships, summer associate positions, or for your first position as a new attorney. The Certificates are a great resume builder and topic of discussion during the interview process.

The classes 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 and are under no obligation to complete the requirements for a Certificate. However, to receive a Certificate students must attend classes and complete assignments as per the Certificate requirements.

There are three Certificates offered through the program:

1) Certificate in Basic Legal Research; 2) Certificate in Advanced Legal Research, 3) Certificate in International Legal Research.

Classes for the Certificate in Basic Legal Research are offered in the Fall Semester. Classes for the Certificates in Advanced Legal Research and International Legal Research are offered in the Spring.

For more information, visit Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice.