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 ALERT Program, students can demonstrate to potential employers that they have obtained practice-ready skills that will enable them to hit the ground running.

Levels of Completion

  • With Distinction: Complete 6 Topics
  • With High Distinction: Complete 8 Topics
  • With Highest Distinction: Complete 10 Topics

Students will have their entire law school term to complete the program. None of the topics that count towards the completion level can be the same topic. Digital badges will be awarded as soon as the minimum requirement for each level is met.

Completing a Topic

To complete a topic, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Attend the session. Each session is approximately 50 minutes.
  2. Satisfactorily complete an assignment or quiz. This requires a score of 72 or above. Students will be able to redo assignments if they fail to achieve a 72.
Quizzes and assignments located on iCollege 


Online ALERT Sessions

We also offer several ALERT sessions online. To complete an online ALERT session, simply watch one of the videos available here: and complete the corresponding quiz available under the ALERT iCollege page tools dropdown menu.


Spring 2020 Topics

Topic 1: Fastcase

RSVP: Rm 246, Wednesday, 1/22/20, 3:00 p.m.  RSVP: Rm 246, Thursday, 1/23/20, 5:00 p.m. 

Topic 2: Public Records & Information

RSVP: Rm 246, Wednesday, 2/5/20, 3:00 p.m.  RSVP: Rm 246, Thursday, 2/6/20, 5:00 p.m.  

Topic 3: American Law Reports

RSVP: Rm 246, Wednesday, 2/26/20, 3:00 p.m.  RSVP: Rm 246, Thursday, 2/27/20, 5:00 p.m. 

Topic 4: Researching at Your Summer Job

RSVP: Rm 246, Wednesday, 4/1/20, 3:00 p.m  RSVP: Rm 246, Thursday, 4/2/20, 5:00 p.m. 


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