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Applied Legal Experience, Research, & Technology (ALERT) Program

The Applied Legal Experience, Research, & Technology (ALERT) Program is a non-credit program that provides students with additional opportunities outside of the College of Law’s curriculum to learn advanced legal research and technology skills.  By completing the program, students can demonstrate to potential employers a desire to obtain practice-ready legal research skills and an ability to hit the ground running.

ALERT Sessions

We offer four 50 minute sessions each semester. To complete a session, you must attend the session in person or watch online, and successfully complete the associated quiz on the ALERT iCollege page.  Online asynchronous ALERT sessions are also available.  To complete these, simply follow the directions provided in the Online ALERT box in the upper right-hand corner of the page.  

ALERT Fall 2023 Schedule

Topic I – Approaching Your Research Problem

  • Monday, August 21 at 5:00 – 5:45 pm in Room 345
  • Wednesday, August 23 at 2:30 – 3:15 pm in Room 242

Topic II – Getting Over the Bluebook Blues: Avoid Common Citation Mistakes

  • Monday, August 28 at 5:00 – 5:45 pm in Room 345
  • Wednesday, August 30 at 2:30 – 3:15 pm in Room 242

Topic III – Lexis versus Westlaw

  • Monday, September 11 at 5:00 – 5:45 pm in Room 345
  • Wednesday, September 13 at 5:25 – 5:55 pm in Room 241

Topic IV – Beyond Wexis

  • Monday, September 18 at 5:00 – 5:45 pm in Room 345
  • Wednesday, September 20 at 5:25 – 5:55 pm in Room 241

Completion Requirements

Students will have their entire law school career to complete the program. Students will be recognized at Awards Day for completion and also receive a digital badge immediately upon finishing each level. Online and in-person sessions count towards this total number. The levels of completion are as follows:

  • Completion with Distinction - 6 sessions completed
  • Completion with High Distinction - 8 sessions completed
  • Completion with Highest Distinction - 10 sessions completed

For more information, see the ALERT webpage. The ALERT Program also has its own iCollege page. Contact Meg Butler with any questions.

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