Course Description

LAW 569A/B - Academic Legal Writing

This year-long seminar is designed for advanced law students who wish to develop and complete a full-length, high-quality legal article (or “comment”) of publishable quality. The seminar will meet 13-14 times during the academic year on Tuesdays.  The fall meetings will be Aug. 27, Sept. 3, Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 29, Nov. 12, Nov. 26th.  Students are expected to do significant independent work between seminar meetings.  During fall semester, students will work together, with the guidance of the professor, to identify and develop topics. Then, students will do background research, develop a draft thesis, create a comprehensive outline of arguments, and make substantial headway toward a draft by the end of the semester. In the spring semester, students complete multiple drafts, with substantial feedback from each other. Enrollment, by application, is limited to 12 students.The application is due at 12:00 NOON on Friday, July 12, 2019, and it should be submitted (along with any relevant documents) to the Records Office or emailed to Records@law.ucla.edu.

The course may be taken for SAW credit.  All second and third-year students, LLM students, and SJD students may apply to take the course. 


Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Seana Shiffrin 19F 569A/B SEM 1 T 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 2.0 No Yes
This course will meet 13-14 times during the academic year. Application required to enroll and can be found at https://my.law.ucla.edu/courseenrollment. Application due 12:00 noon on July 12.
Seana Shiffrin 20S 569A/B SEM 1 T 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 2.0 No Yes
Second part of a yearlong course for a total of 4 units. The Records Office will process enrollment for this course.

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Eileen Scallen 17F 569A/B SEM 1 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 2.0 No Yes
Application required to enroll; deadline July 17, noon. Yearlong course for a total of 4 units. Course will meet 13 times through the year, approximately every other week. Final schedule will be discussed at 1st meeting.
Eileen Scallen 18S 569A/B SEM 1 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 2.0 No No
Second part of a yearlong course for a total of 4 units. The Records Office will process enrollment for this course.
Eileen Scallen 18F 569A/B SEM 1 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 2.0 No Yes
This course will meet 13-14 times during the academic year. Application required to enroll and can be found at https://my.law.ucla.edu/courseenrollment. Application due Wednesday, August 1, 5:00pm.
Eileen Scallen 19S 569A/B SEM 1 W 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 2.0 No Yes
Second part of a yearlong course for a total of 4 units. The Records Office will process enrollment for this course.
Categories
Research, Writing, & Legal Scholarship; Substantial Analytical Writing Requirement; Critical Race Studies;