Adv Lgl Writing: Gender & the Law (LAW-929G-001A)
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Do you wish you had more time to either write a fantastic article or revise an existing one for publication? Are you passionate about women’s rights or LGBTI rights? Do you need a writing sample that demonstrates both your writing skills and highlights your interest in gender and law to potential employers? “Advanced Legal Writing: Gender and Law” is a unique opportunity to improve your writing skills while developing an expertise in an area of law that interests you. In this advanced legal writing seminar, students will write a high-quality paper for submission for publication or for use as a writing sample. While all papers must address the interaction of gender and law, all course readings will focus entirely on the research and writing process. Students will engage in in-class exercises and weekly assignments to help them select an interesting and timely topic, develop a strong thesis, structure compelling arguments, write clear and lively prose, and get published. Students will receive extensive feedback from classmates and the instructor, as well as comment on the work of other students. Each student will select his or her own topic, such as reproductive justice, family law, gender and development, women’s health, immigration, LGBTI rights, war crimes, criminal law, women’s human rights, domestic violence, politics and governance, discrimination, trafficking, social welfare, or any other subject that has a nexus with gender. Students do not have to have a topic already in mind. Students may use this course to meet the Upper Level Writing Requirement or LLM paper requirements.
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