Graduate Research Colloquium (YR)
The goal of the colloquium is to assist S.J.D. candidates (or prospective LLM-to-SJD candidates) in planning and writing their dissertation, as well as to expose candidates to a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives widely used in legal scholarship. The Colloquium will also allow candidates to present their work in progress, to comment on each other’s work, to receive comments from the instructors, and usefully complement ongoing dialogue with individual faculty advisors.
The Colloquium is mandatory for provisional year SJDs. S.J.D. candidates entering the dissertation stage of the program (i.e., who have just completed or are exempt from the provisional year) are also expected to participate by registering in the Dissertation Colloquium, which will meet contemporaneously with the Graduate Research Colloquium. The Colloquium is also open to upper-year S.J.D.s who wish to participate, as well as (by permission of the instructors) to LL.M. students who are interested in continuing to the S.J.D. program.
*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.
**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.