Directed Research (4020)

Directed Research projects are supervised by resident faculty members. Faculty members shall not direct research for credit except in subjects in which they teach or have a particular expertise. Every student shall submit a rough draft of the paper. The instructor shall review the rough draft and make necessary corrections and suggestions. These should include direction of research, organization, legal reasoning and writing style. Detailed comments should be provided.

The research paper should be in acceptable law review form, unless good reason dictates otherwise. Proper citations, correct use of signals, and law review caliber writing style should be required. A student receiving two (2) hours credit should submit a paper of 40 pages, exclusive of footnotes. A student writing for two hours credit should expect to put in about 90‑120 hours of work. A student writing for more than two hours credit shall work out arrangements with the supervising committee as to length of the paper and hours to be devoted to it.

Students are required to possess a GPA of at least 2.50 or better to be eligible to participate in a Directed Research project for academic credit. 


Course Details

  • Credits: 2