In addition to successfully completing the required lawyering skills courses, all students must satisfy an upper-level writing requirement. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this requirement before their last semester of law study.
To meet the upper-level writing requirement, each student must demonstrate competence by producing a sole-authored paper, brief, note, comment or memorandum of law that:
Reflects substantial legal research and critical analysis;
A student satisfying the upper-level writing requirement through a supervised research project must obtain written permission from the supervisor before registering for the supervised research and writing class.
Examples of papers that might satisfy the upper-level writing requirement include those prepared as supervised research projects or those prepared for seminars or other courses that require a substantial research and writing project.
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