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USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Writing for Publication (Fall 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-766
- Class Number: 03473
- Instructor: Jonathan Barnett
This seminar is a workshop designed to provide students with guidance in research and writing for purposes of publication in law reviews and legal practitioner journals.
The seminar has four components. First, we will review different genres of legal writing for publication purposes, ranging from policy-oriented articles for an academic audience to practitioner-oriented articles for an attorney audience. Second, students will individually select and outline a research project and then meet periodically to review their progress in research and writing. Third, students will present their research in the form of a slide presentation. Fourth, based on feedback from fellow students and the instructor, students will revise their draft paper for final submission.
Students may select any topic that falls under “private law”, which is understood broadly to include (but is not necessarily limited to) contracts, torts, property, corporate and business organizations, financial services and securities regulation, intellectual property, antitrust, and any other research topic involving the application of economics to law.
- Unit Value: 2
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Writing Requirement: Yes with submission of the Upper Division Writing Requirement Form.
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: No
- Participation: Not required but encouraged
- Enrollment Limitation: 25 students
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