LAW-20 Research Assistant

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2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


Graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.


A student who has completed the first year of legal study may serve as a Faculty Research Assistant. This position offers a student the opportunity to work with a full-time faculty member or adjunct faculty member (with approval of an associate dean) on a supervised project relating to the faculty member's course offerings or scholarly activities. Such a project is intended to provide the student with supervised research and writing instruction, in addition to an opportunity for the student to engage in analytical discourse with the faculty supervisor. The project may result in a paper or detailed memorandum prepared by the student. A student should expect to devote a minimum of 90 hours as a Research Assistant.

The Law Registrar's Office provides a form that must be signed by the student and faculty member. The completed form must be filed with the Law Registrar's Office. The student and faculty member should meet regularly to discuss all aspects of the student's project. The student's work as a Research Assistant is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis. Although the student is awarded two credits for completion of the Research Assistantship, the grade is not included in the calculation of the student's grade point average.

Depending on the nature and scope of a student's work, a student's written project may be submitted to the faculty supervisor for satisfaction of the law school's legal writing requirement. All work must be completed in accordance with the provisions of the law school's Academic Integrity Regulations. No student may receive more than two units of credit in a semester for "Ungraded Activities." "Ungraded Activities" include a Directed Study Project, membership on the Journal of High Technology Law, Moot Court Board, Moot Court Team, Suffolk University Law Review, Suffolk Transnational Law Review and service as a Research Assistant.


  Prerequisite: Research Assistant Form Required to Enroll

pointer    May Fulfill Legal Writing Requirement

pointer    Final Paper Required


<<Course Updated: March 14, 2016>>