Legal Research Classes

The legal information librarians teach legal research classes each year that focus on advanced research skills. These classes are 1 and 2 credits so that they fit easily into your schedule. They focus on areas of practice that are highly regulatory. The emphasis of these classes is to prepare you for the questions you will encounter in practice and they are heavily exercise based, so they count toward your experiential learning requirements.

Fall 2022

  • Administrative Law Research: LAW JD 763 (1 credit) Fri. 9:00-11:00am, Sept. 16th to Oct. 28th 2022 with Kate Cochrane
  • Advanced Legal Research: LAW JD 879 (2 credits) Tues. 8:30-10:30am, Sept. 6th to Dec. 6th 2022 with Brian Flaherty
  • International Legal Research: LAW JD 707 (1 credit) Mon. 9:00-11:00am or 11:45am-1:45pm, Sept. 9th to Nov. 18th 2022 with Amelia Landenberger

Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice

The Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice is a non-credit skills-based program for current JD and LLM students at the School of Law taught during the Spring Semester. Students take 6 or more of 16 free and voluntary one-hour classes on various legal research topics taught by the legal information librarians 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, he or she receives 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.

Register for classes here.

Research Training Calendar