Legal Research Paper

Academic Year

A qualifying Independent Legal Research Paper allows a student to earn two academic credits for research and writing that produces a substantive paper, note, article on a legal topic. At least 12 or more pages of writing are required per credit. The written product must rely on the student's original research, be of publishable quality, and include proper legal citation. The criteria for the Independent Legal Research Paper are set out below. To register for an Independent Legal Research Paper, the student must draft a description of the proposed writing project; confer with, and secure the consent of, a supervising faculty member; and complete the Independent Legal Research Paper form (PDF). The completed Independent Research Paper form must be signed by the faculty member and submitted along with the project description to the Registrar for enrollment.