Texas Tech University

Excellence in Legal Research Program

The Law Library at the Texas Tech University School of Law offers a non-credit program in legal research. After meeting the requirements of this program, students can list proudly on their resumes that they have completed the Excellence in Legal Research Program as proof of the research skills they offer prospective employers.

What Does it Take?

To meet the requirements of the Excellence in Legal Research Program, 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 skills 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.

Excellence in Legal Research

Contact Information

More details and online class registration are available via the law school's intranet portal, MyTechLaw (login required). For upcoming offerings, check the Spring 2015 Excellence in Legal Research class schedule. For additional questions about the Excellence in Legal Research Program, please contact us at 806-742-7155