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Directed Research

Directed Research is an extraordinary opportunity for students beyond the first-year to research problems in any field of law. The final product must be embodied in a paper or other form of written work involving a substantial independent effort on the part of the student. A student must submit a detailed petition of at least 250 words, approved by the sponsoring faculty member, outlining his or her proposed project and demonstrating that the research is likely to result in a significant scholarly contribution. A petition will not be approved for work assigned or performed in a course, clinic, or externship for which the student has or will receive credit. A petition must indicate whether the product is intended for publication in a law review or elsewhere. A student may petition for "Directed Research: Curricular Development" when the work involves assisting a Law School faculty member in developing concepts or materials for new and innovative law school courses. Both the supervising faculty member and the Associate Dean for Curriculum must approve petition for "Directed Research: Curricular Development." Students must meet with the instructor frequently for the purposes of report and guidance. Unit credit is by arrangement. Students whose projects warrant more than four units should consider a Senior Thesis or the Research Track. See SLS Student Handbook for requirements and limitations. With the approval of the instructor, a directed research project of two-units or more may satisfy one research writing course (R course). Elements used in grading: As agreed to by instructornDirected Research petitions are available on the Law School Registrar's Office website (see Petition Process and Forms).

2013-2014 Autumn
09/26/2013 - 12/05/2013
Instructors: staff
Notes: Law Unit Limitation. Research Requirement for Law Degree.
09/26/2013 - 12/05/2013
Instructors: Janet Cooper Alexander
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
09/26/2013 - 12/05/2013
Instructors: Paul Goldstein
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
09/26/2013 - 12/05/2013
Instructors: Michael Klausner
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
09/26/2013 - 12/05/2013
Instructors: Michael W. McConnell
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
09/26/2013 - 12/05/2013
Instructors: Mark A. Lemley
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
09/26/2013 - 12/05/2013
Instructors: Juliet M. Brodie
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
09/26/2013 - 12/05/2013
Instructors: Kevin Russell
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
09/26/2013 - 12/05/2013
Instructors: Bernadette Meyler
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
2013-2014 Winter
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: staff
Notes: Law Unit Limitation. Research Requirement for Law Degree.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Janet Cooper Alexander
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: G. Marcus Cole
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Paul Goldstein
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Joseph A. Grundfest
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Daniel E. Ho
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Michael Klausner
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Joan Petersilia
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Deborah L. Rhode
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Robert Weisberg
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Michele Landis Dauber
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Michael W. McConnell
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Jenny S. Martinez
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Mark A. Lemley
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Juliet M. Brodie
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Norman W. Spaulding
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Bernadette Meyler
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Siegfried Fina
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Deborah A. Sivas
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
01/06/2014 - 03/10/2014
Instructors: Lucas Guttentag
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
2013-2014 Spring
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: staff
Notes: Law Unit Limitation. Research Requirement for Law Degree.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: Janet Cooper Alexander
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: George Fisher
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: Paul Goldstein
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: Daniel E. Ho
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: Deborah R. Hensler
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: Joan Petersilia
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: Deborah L. Rhode
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: Robert Weisberg
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: Ticien Sassoubre
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: Joseph Bankman
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: Nathaniel Persily
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: George Triantis
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: Norman W. Spaulding
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: Daniel P. Kessler
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: Nora Freeman Engstrom
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.
03/31/2014 - 05/30/2014
Instructors: Lucas Guttentag
Notes: Law Unit Limitation.

Instructors for this course

Janet Cooper Alexander
Barbara Babcock
William Koski
Ralph Richard Banks
Paul Brest
Diane T. Chin
G. Marcus Cole
Richard Craswell
George Fisher
Richard Thompson Ford
Lawrence M. Friedman
Ronald J. Gilson
Paul Goldstein
William B. Gould IV
Hank Greely
Thomas C. Grey
Joseph A. Grundfest
Daniel E. Ho
Thomas C. Heller
Deborah R. Hensler
Pamela S. Karlan
Mark G. Kelman
Michael Klausner
Joshua Cohen
Deborah L. Rhode
Barton H. "Buzz" Thompson, Jr.
Michael S. Wald
Robert Weisberg
Lawrence C. Marshall
John Henry Merryman
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar
Margaret "Meg" Caldwell
Ticien Sassoubre
Randee Fenner
Lisa M. Pearson
Joseph Bankman
Michele Landis Dauber
Jenny S. Martinez
Allen S. Weiner
Jennifer Granick
Michael Wara
Janet Martinez
Mark A. Lemley
Erik G. Jensen
Katherine Wright
Jay A. Mitchell
Alison D. Morantz
Jane S. Schacter
Jayashri Srikantiah
Larry Kramer
Juliet M. Brodie
Norman W. Spaulding
Amalia D. Kessler
David W. Mills
Jeffrey L. Fisher
Joan Petersilia
F. Daniel Siciliano
Erika V. Wayne
Paul Lomio
Jeff Strnad
Michael W. McConnell
Nora Freeman Engstrom
Siegfried Fina
Richard Goldstone
Frank Wolak
James Cavallaro
Barbara H. Fried
David Freeman Engstrom
Michael Romano
John J. Donohue III
Roland Vogl
George Triantis
Lucas Guttentag
Dan Reicher
John Rodkin
Kimberly Summe
Mei Gechlik
Robert M. Daines
A. Mitchell Polinsky
Robert L. Rabin
Lynne Anderson
Robert W. Gordon
Deborah A. Sivas
Kevin Russell
Bernadette Meyler
Daniel P. Kessler
Nathaniel Persily