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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

Four 45-60 minute sessions are offered each semester. Completion of a session includes both attending or watching a session, and completing the associated quiz on the ALERT iCollege page.  Online asynchronous ALERT sessions are also provided.  To complete these, simply follow the directions provided in the Online ALERT box in the upper right-hand corner of the page.  

ALERT Fall 2021 Schedule

Topic I – Formatting a Word Document

  • Wednesday, September 1 at 2:40 – 3:25 pm in Room 241
  • Thursday, September 2 at 5:10 – 5:55 pm in Room 341

Topic II – Research Plans

  • Wednesday, September 15  at 2:40 – 3:25 pm in Room 241 
  • Thursday, September 16 at 5:10 – 5:55 pm in Room 341

Topic III – Research Guides 

  • Wednesday, September 29  at 2:40 – 3:25 pm in Room 241
  • Thursday, September 30 at 5:10 – 5:55 pm in Room 342

Topic IV – Beyond Wexis  

  • Wednesday, October 13  at 2:40 – 3:30 pm in Room 241
  • Thursday, October 14 at 5:10 – 5:55 pm in Room 341

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 Patrick Parsons with any questions.

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