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Information on the Law Library's Excellence in Legal Research Program

Excellence in Legal Research Program

Prepare. Practice. Succeed.

The Law Library Faculty at the Texas Tech University School of Law offer a nationally-recognized extracurricular program in legal research. The Excellence in Legal Research (ELR) Program provides students hands-on training in the skills, sources, and strategies that they will need for performing effective legal research throughout their legal careers. In order to meet the requirements of the Program, a student must complete a minimum of 20 hours of legal research instruction and assessment.

Students may begin the program as early as the second semester of their first year of law school. Classes are offered every semester, as well as during the summer session.

This site is designed to provide information on the ELR Program.

  • Registration & Semester Course Schedule contains information on the program requirements, the current semester class schedule, and the course offerings for the next three years by semester
  • Curriculum outlines the course names, numbers, and learning outcomes for the courses offered in the program.
  • Faculty provides information on the Law Library Faculty who teach in the ELR Program.
  • Class Sign-ups in Blackboard includes detailed instructions to assist in signing up for ELR classes on the Blackboard.
  • FAQs provides information for any other questions.