Designing and Implementing Research Competency

01 Jan 2019

In 2013, the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) adopted the Principles and Standards of Legal Research Competency (PSLRC) with the aim of identifying a set of legal research skills required to be considered competent n any practice setting. The five broad principles are each supported by more specific standards and demonstrable competencies. By outlining the required qualities, skills, and knowledge attributes of a successful legal researcher, the PSLRC act as a guide for legal research instructors to ensure that students are trained with the skills they need to succeed as new attorneys.