Tuesday, February 11 – Deadline to Register for Writing Credit and Directed Research (Upper-Year Students Only)

If you are still considering adding a writing credit or a Directed Research to your spring 2014 schedule, please note that the deadline to do so is Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 4:45 pm. As ABRA is no longer available to add or drop spring 2014 classes, students must obtain an add/drop form from their program office. All deadlines are firm and no exceptions will be made.  

Writing Credit for a Seminar or Colloquium:
This writing credit can be used to satisfy the J.D. Substantial Writing Requirement. NOTE: If you selected the Substantial Writing Priority in ABRA and won the seminar, this did not automatically register you for the writing credit; you must add the writing credit to your schedule.

For detailed information about the Substantial Writing Requirement and a list of classes with a writing credit component, please see: http://www.law.nyu.edu/academicservices/degreerequirements/jdprogram/writingrequirements.

Directed Research:
To add a Directed Research, students must present to their program office a proposal which has been signed by the supervising professor. The written proposal ordinarily is at least two pages double-spaced (or at least 1,000 words) and should describe the subject matter of the Directed Research and the issues the student intends to explore in the paper. (Please note that adjunct professors can only supervise Directed Research with the approval of the Vice Dean.) Please check the web site for more detailed information regarding the procedures to register for Directed Research: http://www.law.nyu.edu/recordsandregistration/nonclassroomcredits/directedresearch

The staff in Academic Services (JDs) and the Office of Graduate Affairs (LLMs) will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this process.


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