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College of Law

Independent Study

Course Number: 6940
Professor: James Delaney or Michael Duff
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 1-2
Semester Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required: No
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None

Course Overview: Research and writing in specialized or advanced areas of the law. Independent Study papers may not duplicate material taught in a regular law school offering. They are intended to allow students to explore a new area, not covered in the COURSE DESCRIPTIONS, or to conduct more in-depth research into a topic presented in a regular law school offering.

Students are to contact a professor who has a background or interest in the students topic area to determine if the professor will supervise the Independent Study.

Within one week after the start of the semester, students must submit to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs a written proposal, signed by the student and supervising professor, that describes the topic and paper requirements. Forms for this purpose are available from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Completed forms must be submitted to receive credit.

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Basis for Grading Student Performance: Grades are generally based on a research paper. The paper may be structured so as to fulfill the advanced writing requirement.
Other Comments: Students receive one credit hour for 50 hours of work or 2 credit hours for 100 hours of work.

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