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SJD First Year Seminar (Formerly: SJD Seminar)
LL.M Seminar 2016 | 3 credit hours
The SJD Seminar is a year-long class that provides SJD students with an introduction to the analysis of and methodology for the writing of a dissertation. Topics include formulation of a thesis, the preparation of research plans and literature reviews, analysis of the differences in legal scholarship between civil and common law countries, introduction to library and other resources available in DC, and description of research-oriented software available at Georgetown. T Seminar will also examine the legal academy outside the United States. Speakers will include faculty members at non-U.S. law schools who will describe legal scholarship and education in their home countries. At the end of the fall semester, students will submit a formal research plan. At the end of the spring semester, they will submit a literature review. Each student will work with his or her faculty supervisor, as well as with the Seminar professor and other Law Center resource persons (e.g., librarians) in developing the research plan and the literature review. Only first- and second-year SJD students may enroll.
This course is limited to SJD students and requires departmental approval. Please contact Alexa Freeman for more information about the SJD program (firstname.lastname@example.org).