L6691 Research for the LL.M. Degree
Section 001, Fall 2018
Section Description Provided by Instructor
1 to 6 pts
Letter grade required.
Instructor as assigned
LLM students can satisfy their writing credit requirement by writing a research paper independently of any course under the supervision of a Columbia Law School faculty member (including clinical, visiting and adjunct faculty) who agrees to supervise the work and evaluate/grade the paper. The number of credits earned for supervised research should depend on the amount of work the project will likely entail, and be determined at the time of registration for Research for the LL.M. Degree (L6691). For example, a paper that will require work comparable to that required by a 2-credit seminar (approximately 6500 to 8000 words) should be awarded 2 points of academic credit and will yield one LL.M. writing credit. Generally, a paper of the scope and length of a law review Note (approximately 10,000 to 12,000 words) would qualify for 3 points of academic credit and one writing credit. In general, longer papers should qualify for more points of academic credit than shorter papers, although a short paper reporting extensive empirical, archival or like work would qualify for more credit than a similar-length paper working from more readily available sources. To yield writing credit, the paper must be worth at least 2 points of academic credit. A research paper worth one point of academic credit will not yield writing credit.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit