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.
Tarves, Theresa; Pal, Anupama; and Downing, Nicole, "Designing and Implementing Research Competency" (2019). Law Library Faculty Works. 19.