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214.4 sec. 1 - Advanced Interdisciplinary Workshop on Law (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Catherine Albiston  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3.0
Meeting Time: Th 10:00-12:40
Meeting Location: 107


This workshop is an opportunity for graduate students working on interdisciplinary projects related to law to get friendly, helpful, and intensive feedback on articles for publication, dissertation chapters, grant proposals, dissertation proposals, survey drafts, etc. The workshop will address issues associated with interdisciplinary work, such as framing the project in relation to multiple literatures; generating research questions that contribute to theory and policy; identifying and correcting weaknesses in the argument; evaluating research design and feasibility; identifying data and data collection strategies; interacting with Institutional Review Boards (human subjects committees); designing data analysis that will answer the research question; and securing funding for interdisciplinary research. We will also discuss challenges involve in producing and placing interdisciplinary work, including identifying the relevant audience, strategies for publishing interdisciplinary work in law reviews and peer review journals, responding to peer reviews, and presentation style.

Each participant must attend all sessions, present their work once or twice, be a discussant (write a critique) several times during the semester, and turn in a version of their project that reflects revisions conducted during the semester. The seminar will be graded on a credit/no credit basis. The workshop is open to all students who have a work in progress, at whatever stage on whatever topic, who would benefit from intensive feedback. Advanced JSP students are strongly encouraged to participate in the workshop.

In order to provide intensive feedback to all students, the class will be kept to a manageable size. The instructor will provide the CCN for enrollment in exchange for a one paragraph description of the project the student plans to work on for the workshop. Mail to: calbiston@law.berkeley.edu

Exam Notes: P
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)

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