Second-Year Writing Requirement

A student, in order to receive a degree, must, at some time during his or her second 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.

The following 2020-2021 courses may satisfy the requirement:

  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Art Law Seminar
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Seminar
  • Crimmigration Law Seminar
  • Critical Race Theory Seminar
  • Cyber Security Seminar
  • Disability Law Seminar
  • European Court of Human Rights Seminar
  • Fourth Amendment and Technology Seminar
  • Gender and the Law Seminar
  • Global Legal Profession Seminar
  • Independent Research
  • Insider Trading Seminar
  • Introduction to European Union Law Seminar
  • Journals - Law Review/JCRSJ
  • Jurisprudence Seminar
  • Law of Money in Politics Seminar
  • Poverty Seminar
  • Remedies Seminar
  • Transnational Business and Security Seminar

 Updated 10/14/20