Sep. 19: Deadline to Register for Writing Credit and Directed Research

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If you are still considering adding a writing credit or a Directed Research to your fall 2018 schedule, please note that the deadline to do so is Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 4:45 pm. You must add these classes by completing a paper add form in the appropriate 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. Option A Substantial Writing requirement. NOTE: If you selected the Priority Option in COURSES 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 an Option A writing credit component, please see:


Directed Research:

To add Directed Research, a written proposal must be submitted to the student’s program office by no later than September 19. The proposal must be signed by the supervising professor or the student must present an email from the professor approving the proposal at the time of submission. The written proposal ordinarily is 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 Vice Dean Randy Hertz. The Directed Research proposal should be submitted to the student’s program office and not to Dean Hertz. Your program office will forward the same for Dean Hertz’s approval.


Please check the web site for more detailed information regarding the procedures to register for Directed Research:


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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