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Upper Level Writing Requirement - Seminars/Scholarly (Legal Writing Requirements (Scholarly))

Upper Level Writing

The School of Law's upper-level writing requirements may be fulfilled by the completion of two research and writing projects. One project should be written during the second year (second or third year for evening students) and the other during the third year (fourth year for evening students). One writing requirement (scholarly) must be met by submission of an acceptable law review or journal article or by submission of a research paper which meets the definition set forth in the Advanced Legal Research course description (Subject to variation depending upon the faculty member, student, and topic, it is suggested that the paper format be that of a law review comment with footnotes; that it have a length of not less than 25 pages; and that the process of developing it include the scheduling of discussion and review of written scope notes, outlines, and drafts, as well as the final product) and earns a grade of C or higher in a designated course listed below, or in Advanced Legal Research.

The second upper-level writing requirement may be fulfilled in the same manner as the first, or can be met by earning a grade of C or higher in a course designated as a workshop. 

Courses with a designation of Seminar are defined as upper level limited enrollment courses which satisfy the scholarly writing requirement.