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 45 minutes.
  2. Satisfactorily complete an assignment or quiz. This requires a score of 75 or above. Students will be able to redo assignments if they fail to achieve a 75.
Quizzes and assignments located on iCollege 


Spring 2024 Topics

Topic 1: The Bluebook Made Easy…Or Easier

Rm 342, Tuesday, 1/30/24, 12:15pm – 1pm.  Rm 342, Wednesday, 1/31/24, 5:15pm – 6pm. 

Topic 2: How to Use (or Not Use) AI in Legal Research

Rm 342, Tuesday, 2/6/24, 12:15pm – 1pm.  Rm 342, Wednesday, 2/7/24, 5:15pm – 6pm. 

Topic 3: “I Don’t Know What an Algorithm is and At This Point I’m Too Afraid to Ask”: A Gentle Introduction to Machine Learning and Algorithms

Rm 342, Tuesday, 3/5/24, 12:15pm – 1pm.  Rm 342, Wednesday, 3/6/24, 5:15pm – 6pm. 

Topic 4: Don’t Sweat It! Tips for Succeeding at Your Summer Legal Job

Rm 342, Tuesday, 4/2/24, 12:15pm – 1pm.  Rm **242, Wednesday, 4/3/24, 5:15pm – 6pm. 


Online ALERT Sessions

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

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