This course offers students the opportunity to conduct original, in-depth legal research and produce a quality written analysis in an area of special interest under the close supervision of a faculty member. The course will fulfill one of the two upper-class writing requirements if the student achieves a final grade of at least a C. A faculty member who agrees to serve as the student’s supervising instructor will provide guidance and feedback throughout the research and writing process. The student’s final grade will reflect the supervising instructor’s evaluation of the quality of the student’s legal research and legal analysis as well as the quality of his/her legal writing. To register, a student must submit a statement of topic, signed by the supervising instructor that describes the proposed research topic and establishes the tentative research and writing schedule. The signed statement of topic must be submitted to the Office of the Academic Dean before the end of the add-drop period for the semester. (See Academic Rule X). Faculty.