Legal Studies Advanced Research Seminar
Legal Studies 398 is a two-quarter sequence (398-1 and 398-2) required for all Legal Studies majors and limited to students admitted to the major. This seminar will expose students to a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to law and legal institutions; over two quarters, students will develop their own research paper on a topic of interest.
During the first quarter, students will examine academic articles on courts, lawyers, legislation, and regulation from a variety of disciplinary perspectives; students will also examine relevant primary sources that students may encounter in their research. Students will be trained to use the specialized resources of a law library and will receive a basic introduction to legal reasoning and analysis. By the end of the quarter, students will have a detailed research proposal and should have their thesis research well underway. During winter quarter, students will complete their research projects in close consultation with faculty and Graduate Teaching Fellows, and will present their projects to the class.
398-1 Advanced Research Seminar in Legal Studies, Fall 2012
398-2 Advanced Research Seminar in Legal Studies, Winter 2013
Legal Studies Graduation Reception
June 21, 2013 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Professor Grisinger's Summer Quarter Office Hours:
Laura Beth Nielsen
Director of Undergraduate Studies