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.