Legal Studies Workshop


Course Code:
LAW 5801
Law Mandatory P/R/F


(Formerly Law 496) The Legal Studies Workshop is designed to support students working on a piece of legal scholarship with an eye to publication. The workshop will meet every other week in the winter and spring quarters, and (we expect) most quarters over the next two years. Students may sign up for as many quarters they wish, and will receive one credit for each quarter they are enrolled. Each session will be devoted to presentations of one or two student works-in-progress. Every student is expected to present his or her own work at least once over the quarters she or he is enrolled in the Workshop, and to provide constructive oral feedback on others' work. We welcome students who are just starting to explore their interest in an academic career; if you have any questions about whether the course is suitable for you, please contact Prof. Barbara Fried ( or Prof. Bernadette Meyler ( Attendance is mandatory (except of course for extenuating circumstances). There are no written requirements for the course, and no requirement that the work presented be original to the Workshop. Students may wish to use the Workshop as an opportunity to expand on seminar papers or pursue independent research projects for which they are getting separate credit through one of the research tracks (e.g., directed research, dissertation). Whether students are working on a new project or revising an old, the expectation is that students will develop their topics independently of the course. Students who would like to participate in the Workshop but feel they need help in developing a workable research topic should consult faculty members ahead of time. Elements used in grading: Class participation and attendance. CONSENT APPLICATION: To apply for this course, students must complete and submit a Consent Application Form available on the SLS website (Click Courses at the bottom of the homepage and then click Consent of Instructor Forms). See Consent Application Form for instructions and submission deadline.

Current Offerings

2017-2018 Winter

Legal Studies Workshop LAW 5801 Section 01 Class #20457

  • 1 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent 16
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: Open to First-Year JD Students.

  • Tue
  • Room: Law272

Future Offerings

2017-2018 Spring

Past Offerings

2016-2017 Spring

2016-2017 Winter

Legal Studies Workshop LAW 5801 Section 01 Class #31199

  • 1 Units
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: Open to First-Year JD Students.

2016-2017 Autumn

2015-2016 Spring

2015-2016 Winter

2015-2016 Autumn

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