Upper-Level Writing Requirement
A student, in order to receive a degree, must, at some time during his or her second or third year, complete a research and writing project under the direct supervision of a member of the Faculty or Dean. Satisfactory completion of the requirement will be demonstrated by certification from the instructor who supervises the project. To satisfy the requirement a writing project must require thorough legal research, a substantial piece of legal writing, and rewriting in response to criticism from the supervising instructor. The requirement may be satisfied by an Independent Research Project or a law journal note if the above standards are met. The requirement may also be met by satisfactory completion of a paper meeting the above standards and submitted as part of the regular work in designated courses or seminars.
NOTE: Starting in the Fall 2014 this requirement will be a second-year requirement.
The following 2015-2016 courses may satisfy the requirement:
Advanced Legal Writing
Child Abuse and Neglect Seminar
Criminal Regulation of Vice Seminar
Cyber Crimes Seminar
First Amendment Seminar
Gender and the Law Seminar
Introduction to European Union Law Seminar
Law and Geography Seminar
Law Review and JCRSJ
Non-Profit Organizations (with permission of the instructor)
Statutory Interpretation Seminar