The Law Library Legal Research Program builds on the research skills you learn in the Legal Writing Program. The Program is taught by library faculty — experienced law librarians who have also practiced law.
Legal research is an essential lawyering skill that you will use throughout your law career. It involves searching, analyzing, and evaluating information to ethically provide legal advice. Knowing how to conduct legal research is necessary for the competent practice of law because it sharpens your analysis and leads you to relevant authority.
Library faculty integrate advanced legal research instruction into the curriculum in the following ways:
Legal Research Essentials (LRES-500): January Intersession, one credit
Advanced Legal Research (LRES-350): one semester, two credits
Online Advanced Legal Research (LRES-360): eight weeks in the summer, two credits
Advanced Research for Scholarly Writing (LRES-375): eight weeks in the fall, two credits
Law Practice Technology and Ethics (LPRC-360): eight weeks in the summer, two credits
Essential Research Skills (LRES-600): eight weeks in the fall, one credit