Certificate in Research Skills for Practice

The Certificate in Research Skills for Practice is a noncredit, skills-based program for current JD and LLM students at the School of Law. Students take 6 or more of 16 free and voluntary one-hour classes on various legal research topics over a two-month period each spring. Each class requires the completion of a short assignment. If a student attends the class and completes the assignment, they receive credit toward the certificate; classes are tracked by the Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries. Upon completion of six or more of these classes, the library will submit the necessary information to the Office of the University Registrar, via the Law Registrar’s office, which will issue a certificate attesting to that completion.

This program provides an opportunity for law students to review and improve their research skills to increase their proficiency and confidence in the workplace.