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LAW B 557 Graduate Writing Seminar

Credits: 2, Max 6

This seminar prepares candidates in the Graduate Law Programs for the advanced individual research aspect of their program by exploring how to select a research topic and construct research questions, how to develop a thesis statement, and how to organize material and develop argumentation around subsidiary questions. Research strategies, questions of US legal scholarship style, writing strategies, and efficient ways to organize sources and references are also covered. Working closely with a faculty advisor, students select individual research topics and submit periodic writing assignments, including drafting an abstract, drafting a preliminary table of contents and assertive outline, and submitting a preliminary paper draft. In the latter part of the course, students make formal presentations of their research and submit a major research paper.

Winter-Spring, 3-3 Credit(s)

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David Cadaret

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