LAWP - Law

Writing Seminars/Independent Research (College of Law)

LAWP - 9010, 9020 HONORS RESEARCH PROGRAM I (2 hours) and II (2 hours)
A student who has completed 42 semester hours in the College of Law and who has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher may apply to undertake honors research. The student must submit a topic and detailed research proposal four weeks prior to enrollment to a faculty member who agrees to take primary responsibility to supervise the student's work. Two other faculty members are appointed by the Dean to serve on the student's advisory committee. The research and writing take place over two terms and culminate in a written thesis intended for publication. The student must orally defend his or her thesis before the advisory committee and interested members of the University community. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for students to make a contribution to the professional literature through concentrated study in an area of interest. Satisfactory completion fulfills the advanced writing requirement.

[2 hours] A student who has completed at least 42 semester hours in the College of Law and who has a grade point average of 2.0 or higher may undertake and complete individual research and writing for credit under an Independent Research Program. To enroll in the program, a student must submit a written proposal at least four weeks prior to the commencement of the term for which he seeks enrollment to the faculty member agreeing to take primary responsibility for that student. Upon receipt of a copy of the proposal, the dean shall appoint two other members of the faculty to serve with the responsible faculty member as a supervisory committee. If the committee approves the proposal, the student may then enroll for two hours of credit for one term. The work product of the student shall be evaluated by the faculty member having primary responsibility. That evaluation shall include the determination of the grade to be assigned and the determination as to whether the Advanced Writing Requirements have been satisfied.

LAWP - 9110, 9120 INDEPENDENT WRITING I (2 hours) and II (2 hours)
Independent Writing I and II are ungraded courses. Independent Writing I requires the successful completion of a publishable manuscript as determined by the editor-in-chief and faculty adviser of the Law Review, and exempts the student from the advanced seminar writing requirement. Only students who have successfully completed Independent Writing I and who are serving as editors of the Law Review will be permitted to register for Independent Writing II. A student shall be permitted to register for these courses during any semester prior to graduation but shall not receive credit in Independent Writing II until the student's last semester at the College of Law.

Last Updated: 6/30/19