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Independent Research

Second- and third-year J.D. and graduate (LL.M. and S.J.D.) students may enroll for independent research under the supervision of a member of the Law School faculty. Law students are ordinarily limited to six hours of credit for independent research. The credit to be given, as well as the scope and subject matter of the project, is determined by the supervising professor who also grades the student's research. If more than three hours of credit is to be given for the project, both the project and the completed product must be approved by a committee of three faculty members, one of whom shall be the faculty member responsible for supervising the research. Two students may work cooperatively on a project and groups of research.  For more information, J.D. students should consult with an Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.  Graduate law students should arrange their research programs with the Assistant Dean for International Programs.