Course Details

Law Scholars Program

This two-semester workshop is designed for students interested in developing into a publishable article either new research or an existing paper in need of substantial revision. In the Fall Semester the seminar will meet over the last two-thirds of the term. It will be run as a faculty mini-workshop for scholars (mostly younger professors and fellows in the Chicago area) to present their work, allowing the class to comment on their scholarship and learn about presentation skills. In preparation for each meeting, students will submit two-page critiques of the author's paper. In the Spring Semester, the class will function as a workshop for students in the seminar, enabling them to present their research papers. The professors will work with each student to get his or her piece into publishable shape. JD/PhD students, LLM students, and members of Northwestern's Law Scholars Program are particularly encouraged to enroll, especially if they are interested in teaching or in becoming active participants in a scholarly workshop, since they will have extensive opportunities to speak and to hone their skills in critiquing legal argument. The student's grade is based on about 10 short papers (critiques), class discussion, and (for students enrolled in the two-semester sequence) the quality of the final version of their long paper. Students may take the seminar for both semesters or for the Fall Semester only. Students completing either semester may fulfill the two-draft writing requirement, and may in the Spring Semester complete the three-draft writing requirement. Fall: 2 credits, 20 slots Spring: 3 credits, 9 slots

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 692
Additional Course Information: 1 Draft degree req may be met with class,  3 draft degree req may be met with class


Course History

Spring 2015
Title: Law Scholars Program
Faculty: Lindgren, James T. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 9     Actual: 4

Spring 2014
Title: Law Scholars Program
Faculty: Lindgren, James T. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 3

Fall 2013
Title: Law Scholars Program Seminar
Faculty: Lindgren, James T. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 4

Spring 2013
Title: Law Scholars Seminar
Faculty: Lindgren, James T. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 4     Actual: 3

Fall 2012
Title: Law Scholars Seminar
Faculty: Lindgren, James T. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 4

Spring 2012
Title: Law Scholars Seminar
Faculty: Tiller, Emerson H. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 3     Actual: 3

Fall 2011
Title: Law Scholars Seminar
Faculty: Tiller, Emerson H. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 4