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206 sec. 1 - Introduction to Legal Scholarship (Fall 2013)
Instructor: Kathryn Abrams (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: M 3:35-6:15
Meeting Location: 141
Course Start: August 26, 2013
This course will be a one-semester version of the previous year-long legal scholarship course. During the first part of the course (4-6 weeks), the seminar will aim to build a critical appreciation of legal scholarship. Through reading, class discussions, and sessions with guest faculty on their own work, students will gain exposure to different genres of legal scholarship, and to the writing process. During the second part of the course, students will have the opportunity to workshop the first draft of a paper that they have written. Each student will present his or her work, and receive commentary from classmates and the instructor. Because the course is only one semester, students will need to enter the course with a paper: this may be one that they have written for another class, or something that that they have written on their own. A rough draft may suffice. All students interested in enrolling should contact Kathy Abrams (email@example.com), to discuss the paper they would like to use for the course. Selected students will be provided the course control number by Professor Abrams.
This course is intended to offer exposure to the process of scholarly writing, for students who are considering entering legal academia. While it is possible that students may use this course to satisfy the writing requirement (depending on the state of development of the paper they bring to the course), that is not the primary goal of this offering.
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