ELR is a extracurricular legal research program. The interactive classes help you to develop your research skills. Email email@example.com to sign up.
You can learn more about the program by going to the ELR guide.
Sign ups open up TODAY, August 1st at 5:00pm for the law school’s renowned Excellence in Legal Research Program. To register for classes, use these instructions. Please note that to register for classes via Blackboard, you must first register for the program by emailing Professor Drake.
Remember, if you are not able to get into a class you want, contact Professor Drake with the class information (title and date) and she will add you to the wait list. For the required classes (Developing a Research Strategy, Federal Statutory Materials, Federal Administrative Materials, and Case Finding Tools), we may had a third session if there’s enough interest on the wait list.
Questions? Contact Professor Drake. We look forward to seeing many of you in classes in a few weeks!
ELR has record registration numbers this fall, so many of our classes are full, but don’t forget that Prof. Drake keeps a wait list that you can be added to! Almost every class has a few people pull out the week before class, so a few extra people can always get in the week of the class.
In addition to the classes on our poster below, we’ve added a section of each of our required classes, so our required classes are now offered on the following dates:
RE 6: Secondary Sources: Tuesday, January 9th, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, January 12th, 2:00-4:00pm, OR Saturday, January 13th, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
RE 3: Federal Administrative Materials: Tuesday, January 30th, 4:00-6:00pm, Wednesday, January 31, 5:00-7:00 p.m., OR Friday, February 2, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
RE 4: Case Finding Tools: Sunday, February 11th, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Monday, February 12th, 5:00-7:00 p.m., OR Friday, February 16th, 2:00-4:00pm
RE 5: Using Citators: Monday, February 19th, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 22nd, 5:00-7:00 p.m., OR Friday, February 23rd, 2:00-4:00pm
Did you realize while out clerking this summer that your legal research skills are lackluster or at least that you need to solidify certain skills? Do you want to bolster your resume and show employers you have the skills they’re looking for? The law school’s Excellence in Legal Research Program is here to help!
To participate in the program, students must complete 20 hours of instruction over the course of their law school career. Students are eligible to register beginning in the spring of their 1L year. Students take 6 required courses to cement the foundational skills they learn in our Legal Practice research workshops, and then can take any eight hours of additional classes. There are lots of offerings in Texas specific sources, as well as in specialized resources, such as legislative histories, practice and litigation materials, and current awareness. For more on the program, see the ELR Program website.
To register for the program, contact Prof. Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, you’ll be able to register for individual sessions via Blackboard.
Here’s what we’re offering this fall!
Now is the time to sign up for Excellence in Legal Research classes to show your employers that you have the practical skills necessary to succeed in the practice of law! Registration opens on Friday, 11/11, at 9:00am. Please see our program website for more information on the program requirements.
If you’re interested in signing up for ELR classes, please contact Alyson Drake (email@example.com), the Director of the Excellence in Legal Research Program, so she can register you for the program in Blackboard. Once you are registered for the program, follow our registration guidelines to sign up for individual classes. If a class is full, it will no longer show up on the registration page, but you can be added to the wait-list by contacting Alyson.
Here’s our spring course list:
We hope to see many of you in ELR classes this spring!