Legal Research Certification

The Law Library's Legal Research Certification program is offered each spring.  This program reinforces the skills necessary for students to be successful in their upcoming summer endeavors. Upon successful completion of the one-day training program, students receive a Legal Research Certificate from W&L Law Library that helps demonstrate knowledge and competency to employers.

The program is open to all law students and focuses on practice materials, cost efficiency, technology in a legal setting, professionalism, and other topics beyond the basic Legal Research course curriculum.  In addition to instructional sessions, the program brings students together with experienced legal practitioners who share their insights and tips for real-world legal research application.  Past panelists include Senior Judges Rudolph Bumgardner and Victor Ludwig of the 25th Judicial Circuit of Virginia; Jennifer Grace Dean, '12L, Immigration Attorney in Roanoke, Virginia; and Christopher B. Russell, City of Buena Vista, Virginia Commonwealth Attorney and adjunct professor at W&L Law.  Inquiries regarding the Legal Research Certification may be directed to Andrew Christensen at ChristensenA@wlu.edu.

2019 Materials and Recipients

  • Tomi Akinmola
  • Jack Andrade
  • Wade Barfield
  • George Bouchard
  • Lee Brett
  • Warren Buff
  • Angela Cannon
  • Christophe Chino
  • Alexandra Clark
  • Brandon Cornejo
  • C. Deen
  • Lucy Dempsey
  • Rachel Dickson
  • Colin Emrich
  • Kyle Ericson
  • Eduardo Garza
  • Yi Guo
  • Karlo Goronja
  • Chandler Gray
  • Charlie Hallinan
  • Lauren Hancock
  • Aaron Hardy
  • Corey Hauser
  • Erin Hayes
  • Ann Herman
  • Matthew Jeffers
  • William Jenkins
  • Alora Jiang
  • Joshua Keruski
  • Natey Kinzounza
  • Carrie Macon
  • Andrik Massaro
  • Adenike Miles-Sorinmade
  • Alyssa Montemayor
  • Audrey Moore
  • Dessie Otachliska
  • Danielle Potter
  • Molly Pugh
  • Rami Abdallah Rashmawi
  • Rebecca Richardson
  • Nate Roach
  • Sophie Rogers
  • Hunter Rush
  • Evan Sweeney
  • Kate Thompson
  • Cynthia Trinh
  • Ruta Trivedi
  • Sydney Tucker
  • Rebecca Vanas
  • Clarissa Verleur
  • Brooke Wilson

2018 Materials and Recipients

  • Rashanna Butler
  • Siabhan Canty
  • Phillip Carwane
  • Hannah Cloh
  • Stefani Evans
  • Thomas Geeker
  • Natalie Gordon
  • Mahalia Hall
  • Brittany Lawson
  • Parker McCarty
  • Sean Moran
  • Joseph Oschrin
  • Madison Peace
  • Georgianna Pisano-Goetz
  • Jarod Sammons
  • Srimukhi Vunnam
  • Kaya Vyas

2017 Materials and Recipients

  • Frank Bozzi
  • Cara Brown
  • Alan Carrillo
  • Kelly Cunningham
  • Claudia Fass
  • Claire Flowers
  • Haley Goode
  • Diane Gremillion
  • Christopher Henry
  • Dory Ille
  • Jacqueline Keenan
  • Brandon Koenig
  • Douglas Malenfant
  • Benton Morton
  • Andrew Mossman
  • Danielle Novelly
  • Elizabeth Nugent
  • Gabriella Passidomo
  • Danielle San Román
  • Alexa Shockley
  • Jesse Stephens
  • Kari Still



2016 Materials
and Recipients

  • Aileen Almonte
  • TJ Briggs
  • Jessica Campbell
  • Taylor Davison
  • Yalda Godusi
  • Watson Gowdy
  • Fiorella Herrera
  • Zachary Imboden
  • Corey Lipschutz
  • Sills O'Keefe
  • Ian Roberts
  • Nicholas Schaffer
  • Alix Sirota
  • Jacob Thayer
  • Hollie Webb
  • Elizabeth Williams

2015 Materials and Recipients

  • Emily Bao
  • Sarah Bidwell
  • Ann Cox
  • Maressa Cuenca
  • Atanasio Fernandez
  • Jack Gainey
  • Andrei Grigoryev
  • David Hatch
  • Deborah Howe
  • Molly McGregor
  • Clinton Williams

2014 Materials and Recipients

  • Elizabeth Farrell
  • Spencer Feldman
  • William Flory
  • Julia Mayer
  • Elaine McCafferty
  • Rachele Reis
  • Andrew Squires
  • Christopher Wilson
  • Cole Wilson

2013 Materials and Recipients

  • Jonathan Caulder
  • Gregory Chakmakas
  • Krista Consiglio
  • Donavan Eason
  • Lauren Formica
  • Jessica Girvan
  • Ashley Hart
  • Brittany Love
  • Heather Misura
  • Rebecca Reed
  • Sukhmani Rekhi
  • John-Michael Seibler
  • Thomas Short