Students may apply, with the consent of both instructors to the Assistant Dean, J.D. Program to write a combined paper for two courses. Combined papers are outside of the regular course offerings at the Faculty. They are generally unavailable to the student body and are permitted, on an exceptional basis, and only once while at law school.
The following guidelines must be followed and considered:
- Students must submit a proposal that details both the interest and commitment to the project in addition to outlining the purpose and need to pursue a combined paper as opposed to the regular courses offered. The proposal must satisfy the work expected in the two courses if separate papers were being written. In the case of combined papers, each instructor will evaluate the paper. These requests must be submitted, along with the application form to the Assistant Dean, J.D. Program by the Add/Drop deadline in the term in which the credit is being requested.
- Students must complete and have signed, by both instructors, the Combined Course Credit Application Form available in the Records Office.
- The Combined credit cannot take students beyond the maximum number of credits permitted in a term.
- The minimum page length for combined credit is the sum of the required evaluation page length in both courses.
- Students cannot complete the Supervised Upper Year Research Paper by doing combined credit.