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Excellence in Legal Research Program

About the ELR Program

Prepare. Practice. Succeed. 


The Law Library Faculty at Texas Tech University School of Law offer a fully online, nationally-recognized voluntary program in legal research. The Excellence in Legal Research (ELR) Program provides students hands-on training in the skills, sources, and strategies they will need to perform effective legal research throughout their legal careers. In order to meet the requirements of the Program, a student must complete six required online courses and a minimum of four elective online courses.

Students can begin the fully online, self-paced 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 & Summer 2024 Schedule contains information on program requirements and the Spring 2024 course schedule. 
  • Coursework lists required and elective courses and their learning outcomes. 
  • ELR Faculty provides information on Law Library Faculty who teach in the ELR Program.
  • Class Sign-ups includes detailed instructions to assist in signing up for individual ELR classes on Blackboard.
  • FAQs provides information on frequently asked questions
  • UV Jones Award provides information on the U.V. Jones 'Excellence in Legal Research' Award.