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215.11 sec. 1 - Law & Society Workshop (Spring 2011)
Instructor: Lauren B. Edelman (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
Instructor: Calvin Morrill (view instructor's profile)
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Meeting Time: Tu 2:10-5:00
Meeting Location: 2240 Piedmont
Course Start: January 11, 2011
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 51140
The Law & Society Graduate Workshop is an opportunity for graduate students doing empirical work on law & society to get friendly, helpful, and intensive feedback as you work on articles for publication, dissertation chapters, grant proposals, dissertation proposals, survey drafts, etc. Depending on the type of project and the stage the project is at, we will address issues such as: framing the study in terms of the relevant law & society literature; motivating and framing the research question; contributions of the research question to theory and policy; logical problems with the argument; research design and feasibility; types of data and data collection strategies; data analysis; relevant audience; publication options and strategies; presentation style; and funding options (for research proposals).
Each week, we will read and discuss one or two participants��� work in progress. The work to be discussed must be circulated one week in advance. Each week, one or two students will be asked to write and circulate in advance a written critique (2-3 pages) of the work being discussed that week. Critiques should address both the strengths and weaknesses of the work and should be framed in a constructive manner. All participants should come prepared to discuss the work being discussed that week. Ideally, each student will present the same article/chapter/proposal twice (initially and after revision).
Each participant must attend all sessions, present their work once or twice, and be a discussant (write a critique) several times during the semester. The seminar will be graded on a credit/no credit basis.
The Workshop is open to JSP students, BELS fellows, and other students writing on empirical law & society topics. Non-JSP students require permission of the instructor. Advanced JSP students are strongly encouraged to participate in the workshop. CSLS visiting scholars are invited to participate with permission from the instructor if there is room. In order to provide intensive feedback to all students, enrollment will be limited to 10 students and more advanced students will be given priority.
JSP Research Methods, and,
JSP student, BELS fellow, or permission of instructor
This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.
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