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: Africa
Introduction to European Union Law Seminar
Law and Geography Seminar
Law Review and JCRSJ
National Security Law (with permission of the instructor)
Non-Profit Organizations (with permission of the instructor)