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214.4 sec. 001 - Advanced Interdisciplinary Workshop on Law (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Rachel Stern  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


Tu 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From August 18, 2020
To November 30, 2020

Course Start: August 18, 2020
Course End: November 30, 2020

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 14
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 15
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

This workshop serves a two-fold purpose. First, and most important, it is an opportunity for students working on interdisciplinary projects related to law to receive constructive, intensive feedback on a piece of academic writing. All participants will draft a 30-page piece of academic writing over the course of the semester, such as an article, dissertation chapter, prospectus, or grant proposal. The final paper for the course will be a full-length complete draft that incorporates feedback received during the semester. As that piece of writing takes shape, each student will have two opportunities to receive feedback from the group on work-in-progress. Accordingly, the core expectation of the workshop is that all students attend regularly, present their work twice, and comment on peer work (including by serving as a lead discussant several times during the semester).

There is also a professional development component to the workshop, where we will cover writing-related topics such as giving and receiving high-quality constructive feedback, self-editing, resources for writing, and good writing habits. Perhaps most important, we will talk about the nuts and bolts of academic publishing and how different types of publishing institutions - including peer reviewed journals, law reviews, academic presses, and funding agencies - make decisions. The goal is to set students up for success in academic publishing by demystifying the process.

The workshop is open to all students who have a suitable writing project slated for the fall that would benefit from intensive feedback. It is especially suitable for students who are considering an academic career path. This course is graded and satisfies the Option 2 writing requirement.

To submit an application please do as at this link .

The deadline to submit the application is April 17th. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis.

Due to the nature of this class, some or all of the sessions may not be recorded and posted except as required for accommodation of students with disabilities.

Due to the nature of this class, real-time attendance is required (without an alternative way to earn equivalent credit) except in cases of illness or emergency.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This class fulfills Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement for all students in the course. All students must write 30 pages and complete a draft.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)

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