6 months
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10063 USD/full
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5969 USD/full
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About

The Law Librarianship NDP Graduate Certificate at University of Arizona offers several niches and specializations including foreign and international law, government documents, patents, taxation, computer-related services, administration, and special collections such as archives and antiquarian books. 

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Overview

While approximately one-third of law librarians have law degrees, most positions do not require a law degree.

Law Librarianship NDP Graduate Certificate graduates at University of Arizona work in a variety of settings: law school and university libraries, law firm and corporate libraries, state and federal agency and court libraries, and archives and rare book libraries and hold a variety of positions in both public and technical services. They answer legal reference questions, teach legal research, order and process materials, and may also manage electronic access to library materials. Traditional areas of work include: legal reference, collection development and management, acquisitions, cataloging, etc.

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) promotes and enhances the value of law libraries to legal and public communities, fosters the profession of law librarianship, and provides leadership in the field of legal information.  

The University of Arizona School of Information (SI) and the Law Library of the James E. Rogers College of Law offer a two-year fellowship in law librarianship for lawyers seeking to become law librarians. Successful applicants will work 20 hours a week in the law library while pursuing Master of Arts in Library and Information Science.

Student Outcomes

The law librarianship certificate program will provide students with the necessary skills to hit the ground running in an academic, law firm or government law library.  It combines theory, practicums and intense collaboration with the law librarians of the College of Law.  Upon completion of this certificate program, graduates will be able to seek membership into this professional association.  This opportunity will foster professional development, networking opportunities, continuing education, and advancement opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law Library Practice and Administration
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Teaching Legal Research 
  • Internship

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

15 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must have or be concurrently enrolled in a Juris Doctor (J.D.) program from an ABA accredited school.
  • Must have or be concurrently enrolled in a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science OR a Master of Science in Library and Information Studies from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school.
  • Upload unofficial transcripts from ALL higher education institutions attended in ‘Supplemental Questions’ section;
  • Upload a current resumé or curriculum vitae (CV) in the ‘Supplemental Questions’ section;
  • Write a 750-1000 word written statement of introduction and interest in the program in the ‘Supplemental Questions’ section;
  • Provide email addresses and contact information for two (2) recommenders in the ‘Letters of Recommendation’ section.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10063 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10063 USD for the full programme during 6 months.
  • National

    10063 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10063 USD for the full programme during 6 months.
  • In-State

    5969 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5969 USD for the full programme during 6 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Law Librarianship NDP
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