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Introduction to Scholarly Note Writing
J.D. Course 514 | 1 credit hours
Introduction to Scholarly Note Writing assists students in discovering, understanding, and experiencing the scholarly note writing process. Based on a proven five-stage writing process (Thinking, Preparing, Executing, Refining, and Finishing), this course is designed to take students from idea-development to publication. The class meets seven times during the semester at intervals that track the writing process. Areas considered include idea brainstorming, topic selection, and thesis development; scholarly research; organization and drafting; and revision, editing, and polishing. Assignments will include readings on relevant topics, writing assignments related to your note, and contributions to workshop classes.
This seminar is mandatory pass/fail and will count toward the 7 credit pass/fail limit.
THIS COURSE REQUIRES PROFESSOR PERMISSION TO ENROLL. Priority will be given to students who are members of one of the law journals during the 2013-2014 academic year. Students cannot register or put themselves on the waitlist for this course through MyAccess. Interested students should send an e-mail to Professor Jessica Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating their interest in the course including, if relevant, their law-journal-membership status and the due date of their journal note to request permission. This course will meet for seven sessions in Fall 2013 on the following dates: September 9, September 16, September 30, October 15 (Monday classes meet) , October 28, November 18, and December 2.