Back to top ▲1.4.1 Two Writing Credits are required to satisfy the J. Writing Requirement, at least one of which must satisfy the requirement for Major Writing Credit.
As a very rough guide, it may be assumed that a paper of the scope and length of a law review Note (e.g., approximately 10,000 to 12,000 words) would qualify for three points.
In general, longer papers should qualify for more credit than shorter papers, although a short paper reporting extensive empirical, archival or like work would qualify for more credit than a similar length paper working from more readily available sources.126.96.36.199 Extent of Supervision.
The number of credits earned for supervised research should depend on the amount of work that the project will likely entail.
For example, a paper that will require work comparable to that required by a two-credit seminar (e.g., approximately 6,500 to 8,000 words) should be awarded two points of credit.
Except with the permission of the Rules Committee, a student permitted to take a program of less than 12 points of credit for coursework or activity during the time period of a regular semester shall be required to take a program of at least 12 points of credit for coursework or activity during the time period of each subsequent regular semester.188.8.131.52 In this paragraph and elsewhere in these Rules, any reference to “the Dean” shall be understood to refer either to the Dean or to the Dean’s duly designated delegate.1.2.4 Law students with special needs, principally those with parental responsibility for small children and those with disabilities, may register for a reduced load program, under which they may complete the requirements for the J. The second term will normally consist of Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Property, Legal Practice Workshop II, and Foundation-Year Moot Court or an approved alternative.
Each subsequent term will consist of a minimum of eight (8) points, with the third term normally consisting of a minimum of Contracts and one elective offering.In the usual case, a student registered for supervised research will communicate regularly with the supervising instructor over the course of the project.A typical project might proceed through the following stages:• Topic selection.However, a student may count toward this program up to 3 points of credit for coursework or activity undertaken during the time period immediately preceding the time period of the regular semester and after the time period of the preceding regular semester.184.108.40.206 A student may, at his or her option, register for a 16th point of credit for the time period of a regular semester if that point corresponds to a course or activity not subject to the course registration lottery.220.127.116.11 The Dean shall have discretion to permit a student to take a program of 11 points of credit for coursework or activity during the time period of the regular semester.A student may count toward this program up to 3 points of credit for coursework or activity undertaken during the time periodimmediately preceding the time period of the regular semester and after the time period of the preceding regular semester. The first term will normally consist of Legal Methods, Legal Practice Workshop I, Civil Procedure, and Torts.Our students graduate prepared to face 21st-century challenges.We offer sixteen master's degree programs, seventeen certificate programs, and a wide range of other educational experiences — all focused on helping you make an immediate impact in your career and field.If a faculty member is among the judges, the faculty member’s certification as to whether or not the requirement has been met shall be conclusive.If the judges do not include a faculty member and they are in doubt as to whether or not the requirement has been met, they shall report the facts for such further consideration as the faculty may direct.Our office is correcting errors as soon as we are made aware of them so please contact us if you are experiencing issues due to incorrect course dates or permissions.The Course Directory is subject to change until the first day of classes. To view course listings for previous semesters, please visit the Registration Documents section of the Forms & Documents Library.