Graduate Research Colloquium (YR)

Section 1, Fall 16

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 3/16
Credits: 2

Course Description

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.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: SJD Provisional Year Status or LLM status planning to pursue SJD. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: Participants will be allocated 2 credits (graded) in the fall and 1 credit (graded) in the spring semester.  Most of the meetings will take place in the fall in the scheduled time slot.  Spring sessions will consist of presentations of candidates’ ongoing work.  The spring meetings will be scheduled in consultation with participants.  ATTENDANCE: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this course must attend the first class session.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*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.

General Information

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