473.04 Scholarly Writing Workshop
In a workshop led by a faculty member, students will produce an original analytic paper of substantial length (ordinarily at least 30 pages). Papers must involve significant and thorough independent research, be well-written, and provide appropriate sourcing. Participants are free to choose any topic that may be addressed seriously in an article-length piece and that may be written during one semester. Papers produced in the workshop are expected to satisfy the JD or LLM substantial research and writing project requirement.
In the workshop, participants will learn about the conventional features of academic legal writing, conduct research into and hone their topics, write and give each other feedback on first and second drafts, and complete a final draft of their paper. The faculty member leading the workshop will also provide feedback and will, as appropriate to each participant's paper topic, facilitate introductions to other faculty who may be of assistance.
Under Law School Rule 3-1 as approved in May 2022, this course will conform to a 3.5 median unless special circumstances merit exceeding that median, but it will not be subject to distributional bands outside the 3.5 median because grading is not based on a uniform metric.
Attendance is required at the first class meeting and students should come prepared with ideas for possible paper topics. Those wishing to drop the course must do so within one day following the first class.
International LLM students must be pre-certified to enroll. Interested students should check with the Office of International Studies before enrolling.
|Course Number||Course Credits||Evaluation Method||Instructor|
Research paper, 25+ pages
|Amelia Ashton Thorn|
|Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW-473-04-Sp23|
|Email list: LAW-473-04-Sp23@sakai.duke.edu|