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.
While 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 Civil Procedure, Evidence, and a wide range of LGBT legal issues. 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. Enrollment, by application, is limited to a maximum of 12.