On Tuesday, September 4, Professor Kurt Metzmeier will present a not-to-be-missed session geared toward upper-division students that aims to demystify the writing requirement as well as provide practical information on some of the best sources for generating ideas for topics, ways to organize your research paper, and common pitfalls to avoid. The session will be held in Room LL75 from 12:00-12:50.
You can definitely get a head start on your seminar paper and lower your stress level by attending this informative program.
If so, then we have the perfect presentation for you! On Tuesday, September 4, Professor Kurt Metzmeier will present a not-to-be-missed session geared toward upper-division students that aims to demystify the writing requirement as well as provide practical information on some of the best sources for generating ideas for topics, ways to organize your research paper, and common pitfalls to avoid. The session will be held in Room LL75 from 12:00-12:50.
Professor Metzmeier decribes his presentation as follows:
The fifty-minute session will begin by discussing the student handbook section that sets out the writing requirement, noting its importance as a core requirement of a professional degree. Then general advice on picking a topic will be given, with some emphasis on library resources like subject-specific legal newsletters, ProfBlogs, and general legal news sources that may helpful in generating topics. Researching the policy aspects of legal issues that come up in seminar papers will be briefly discussed, leading to a treatment of issues involved in writing of a research paper. Issues discussed may include creating outlines, constructing a thesis, resolving common style and grammar issues, proofreading, and avoiding plagiarism by the proper use of quotation and citation. Given the limited time to discuss these matters, liberal mention will be given to library resources like Eugene Volokh’s Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, and Seminar Papers, and the collection of other legal writing books on reserve in the law library.
You can definitely get a head start on your seminar paper and lower your stress level by attending this informative event.
This is a friendly reminder that the end of the period for adding classes is tomorrow, Friday, August 24. If you intend to add a class, you must do so no later than tomorrow. This includes obtaining all permissions and completing all paperwork that may be necessary to enroll.
On a related note, we still have a few classes that are enrolled to capacity and have students on wait lists. If you are holding a seat in one of those classes, and you know that you intend to drop the class, please do so as soon as possible so that a wait list student will be able to enroll before the add period ends.
For more information, please contact Professor Jordan.
Professor Cross would like to point out that there are plenty of open seats in the M-W-F Federal Jurisdiction class. Contrary to what you might think from the name, the class is not an upper-level Civil Procedure class. Instead, it is a class in Constitutional law; more particularly, the role of the federal courts in the US constitutional system. As such, the course would be very useful to anyone considering a federal judicial clerkship, or those who plan on practicing regularly in the federal courts, as well as to those feeling claustrophobic in another course and wanting more elbow room. Coverage includes abstention, political questions, eleventh amendment immunity for the states, and enforcement of the right to due process. The only prerequisite is Civil Procedure.
Please make note of the following room changes:
Professor Milligan - Jurisprudence will now meet in LL71
Professor Milligan - Criminal Law Section 1 will now meet in 175
Professor Powell - Prof. Responsibility will now meet in LL75
Professor Powell - Constitutional Law will now meet in LL75
Professor Fischer - BLS Section 21 will now meet in LL71
Professor Abramson - Civil Procedure will now meet in 275
Professor Weaver - Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Issues will now meet in 275
Were you interested in taking Trademark Law in the Fall, but could not enroll because you had not taken the prerequisite course in Intellectual Property Law? Professor Lars Smith is willing to consider waiving the IP prerequisite for students wanting to take Trademark Law this semester.
Trademark Law is a three hour course which meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00 in Room LL71. For more information about the course, see Professor Smith. If you have difficulty registering for the course, please see Ms. Thompson in the Student Records Office. If you have any other questions, please see Deans Ballard or Hall.
The University’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is looking for a few students to help work on various projects. The OTT is the arm of the university that deals with inventions and other technology. In addition to seeking intellectual property protection, the OTT deals with sharing of research materials, cell lines, data, and compliance with federal regulations.
These positions offer the opportunity to obtain significant exposure to and experience in the area of marketing inventions. The number of hours required will vary depending on the project. While unpaid, you will receive public service credit for each hour you work.
Interested students (2Ls and 3Ls only) should see Professor Cross for more information.