STATEMENT OF POLICIES AND DEADLINES
l. Your principal assignment for this seminar requires the preparation
of a paper of publishable quality involving extensive research. This paper
should reflect a thoughtful and exhaustive study of some aspect of
2. Seminar topics will be formulated and selected by each student with
approval of the instructor.
3. Several individual conferences will be held at the request of the
instructor and additional conferences may be initiated by a student at any
time. There is no limit on the number of conferences you may have.
4. The seminar grade will be predicated primarily on the original and
revised drafts of your paper. The original draft will be weighted at 75
percent of your final grade. In addition to the original and revised
drafts, there will be several intermediate assignments. Each assignment
and conference must be met by a scheduled date. A significant delay in
meeting any deadline will affect a final grade or, if egregious, it could
result in dismissal from the seminar.
5. Please note carefully that the first meeting of this seminar occurs
during the Fall Semester and that the selection of a topic -- and the
research necessary to accomplish this -- must occur before the Spring
6. Schedule of assignments and conferences.
a. October 19, 2001 (Friday). Joint meeting at 3:00 p.m., Room 201.
b. January 7, 2002 (Monday - Before 9:30 a.m.). Each student must
select a seminar topic by this date and must have begun research.
Additionally, each student must submit a memorandum describing the topic
to be studied. Further, this memorandum must briefly describe the problem
areas encountered and to be considered in researching the selected seminar
topic. Selection of the problem does, of course, require a determination
of viability. And this determination cannot be made without preliminary
research respecting cases, statutes, books, articles, etc.
c. January 7th-9th (Monday-Wednesday). Individual conferences. A
conference "sign-up sheet" will be posted outside my office
during the week previous to each scheduled conference.
d. January 21st (Monday - Before 9:30 a.m.). Each student must submit a
memorandum outlining the contents of the proposed seminar paper.
e. January 21st-23rd (Monday-Wednesday). Individual conferences.
f. February 4th (Monday - Before 9:30 a.m.). Each student must submit a
"Mini-Paper"; a discussion in final form of some problem area to
be covered in the full scale draft.
g. February 4th-6th (Monday-Wednesday). Individual conferences.
h. February 25th (Monday - Before 9:30 a.m.). Each student must submit
an original draft of the full seminar paper.
i. April 15th (Monday). By this date -- but probably well before this
date -- all original drafts should be returned and individual conferences
held. Seminar papers will be reviewed in the order received. Each paper
will be returned and a conference held immediately after such paper has
been reviewed. Each individual conference should last no longer than two
j. May 1st (Wednesday - Before 9:30 a.m.). Each student must submit a
revised draft of the seminar paper.
7. Changes in these policies and deadlines are not anticipated. If
made, however, they will be posted with adequate notice.
8. Please note -- each written assignment is due on the stated day
BEFORE 9:30 a.m. Additionally, sign-up sheets for required conferences
will be posted outside my office during the week previous to the
conference. Students should not delay in selecting a conference time.