Summer 2022 ELR classes are open!

Now is the time to sign up for Excellence in Legal Research classes to ensure you have the practical skills necessary to succeed as a new attorney! Registration is open, and all summer sessions will be offered virtually.

To register for the ELR program, simply email us at and ask to be added to the program. From there, we will add you to the ELR Program’s Blackboard Page, at which point you can register for ELR sessions.

To register for a summer session, follow these registration instructions.

Our summer 2022 course list is below.

For more information on the Excellence in Legal Research Program, visit our program website. We hope to see you virtually this summer!

Build Your Research Skills with the Law Library’s Excellence in Legal Research Program

Did you know that roughly 35% of a new associate’s time is spent doing legal research?

To help further develop your skills, the Law Library has a popular Excellence in Legal Research Program that provides instruction in advanced research techniques.

By taking part in this program, you will become a more efficient and effective researcher who will impress your future employer.

Visit the guide to learn more about the Excellence in Legal Research program (ELR)  

Spring 2022 classes will be asynchronous so you can easily fit them in your schedule.

Please email  for additional information or see the FAQs

Excellence in Legal Research

The Excellence in Legal Research is an extracurricular research program that will help you develop your research skills. Although you won’t receive course credit, you will become a more efficient and effective researcher, and you’ll impress your future employer!

Visit the guide to learn more about the Excellence in Legal Research program (ELR) We will host a short info session on Tuesday, November 2 at noon. Please email for additional information or see the FAQs

Fall 2018 ELR Schedule

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!