Curriculum

Academic Legal Wrt: Dissertation Fundamentals

B560 is taught by G. Goodwin

This course is designed to support newly admitted S.J.D. students as they prepare to write and defend a dissertation proposal. Students will become familiar with academic legal research and writing methodologies, learn and practice presentation skills, and make use of law school and university resources. In addition, this course aims to assist students with long-term planning and the skills necessary for successful completion of the S.J.D. degree. Attention will be given to structuring the dissertation, citation style, and avoiding plagiarism. The course will include participation by the law librarians to discuss advanced legal research techniques and materials, as well as participation by other experts in the field of graduate research and writing. This class is required of all incoming S.J.D. students.