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Tulane Law School strives to create opportunities that enhance our students' practical skillsets in order to better prepare them for their jobs following law school. Through partnerships with local legal professionals, alumni, employers and law school faculty, Tulane Law works to supplement the classroom experience with programs such as Intersession "Boot Camp", externships, judicial clerkships and pro bono opportunities.

 
 
  
First Amendment Seminar

Course Description
This seminar provides students with the opportunity to write a research paper on a topic of their choosing related to freedom of speech. The course in Constitutional Law: Freedoms of Speech & Press is a co-requisite. (Students either must have taken the course in a prior semester or must be enrolled in the course in Spring 2014.) Seminar students will write a 25-page research paper that is similar to a law journal comment in format, style, and footnoting. Each student will lead a one-hour workshop discussion as preparation for drafting and/or revising the paper. Each presenter will select relevant readings on his or her topic and design prompt questions that will be posted on TWEN one week before the workshop discussion. Each non-presenting student is required to post responses to the prompt questions of the presenters. Note that students also are required to submit a paper topic memo and list of sources, a rough draft of 15 pages with footnotes, and written comments on the rough drafts of two other students. The course grade is based on the final research paper, the workshop discussion presentation, class participation, and the timely completion of all writing assignments. The seminar meets once a week, and Professor Hancock plans to invoke a rule penalizing students for excessive absenteeism. (3 Credits)
Upcoming Semester Offered
Spring 2017
   
 
   

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