This year-long seminar is designed for advanced law students who wish
to develop and complete a full-length, high-quality legal article (or
“comment”) of publishable quality in a collaborative setting (sometimes
known as a “writing circle”). The seminar will meet every other week for
the entire academic year, and students will work together with each
other and with the professor to identify, develop, and refine topics;
and then to organize, draft, edit, and fine-tune a piece with an eye
toward dissemination to a wide audience. The collaborative process will
also include peer editing, pursuant to guidelines that will be jointly
determined. Enrollment, by application, is limited to a maximum of 12.
the seminar is focused on the academic writing process, students who
are also seeking subject matter support for their research should be
aware that the professor’s primary areas of expertise are Education Law,
Technology Law, Privacy Law (online & offline), and Disability
Rights. Given the highly interdisciplinary nature of these courses,
however, the relevant material in this context necessarily encompasses a
broad range of current topics and additional subject matter, including
but not limited to Employment Law, First Amendment, Fourteenth
Amendment, IP, and International Law. Given the availability of
additional faculty support, students interested in other areas are also
encouraged to apply.
The legal article that is completed for this
seminar will satisfy the law school’s SAW writing requirement, and the
seminar is open to all second and third-year students and all LLMs.