Certificate of Excellence in Legal Research
The Law Library at the Texas Tech University School of Law offers a non-credit certificate program in legal research. By completing this program, students can earn a credential they can list proudly on their resumes as proof of the research skills they offer prospective employers.
What Does it Take?
To earn the Certificate of Excellence, a student must complete thirty clock hours of instruction and assessment. Each class consists of one or two hours of lecture and demonstration and one hour of skills assessment. In order to earn credit for each class, the student must satisfactorily complete the one-hour skill assessment.
Students may begin the program as early as the second semester of their first year of law school and complete the required number of hours any time before they graduate. Classes are offered every semester and during the summer session. Classes are conducted in print research, electronic research, and in general research topics.
When a student completes the program, he or she will receive a professionally-printed certificate suitable for framing and hanging on an office wall.
More details and online class registration are available via the law school's intranet portal, MyTechLaw (login required). For additional questions about the Certificate of Excellence in Legal Research, please contact:
Aperna M. Sherman
Texas Tech University
School of Law Library
1802 Hartford Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409
(806) 742-3963 x261