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One Paper for Two Seminars

Application Deadlines

Fall 2017 Semester: Monday, August 28, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
Spring 2018 Semester: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
Summer 2018 Session: TBA

Submit the completed One Paper for Two Seminars application form to:

Office of the Registrar, 315 McDonough Hall
Phone 202-662-9220; Fax 202-662-9235

One Paper for Two Seminars

Paper Requirements:

Students may submit one paper to satisfy the requirements in two Law Center seminars undertaken in the same semester by securing the written approval of both professors, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and the Registrar before writing the paper.  A student must submit a written request to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline for the relevant semester (see Application Deadlines above).  The request should include (1) both professors' approvals of the proposed joint paper, (2) the page length requirement for each seminar, and (3) the minimum number of words or pages of the proposed joint paper (at least 12,000 words excluding footnotes (approximately 50 pages)).  All requests are reviewed by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and approval is not automatic.  If permission is granted, the student will also be required to meet all other requirements of both seminars.  Students shall indicate the joint nature of the paper on the cover page of all submissions.  Each professor will submit a final grade independently, indicating his or her judgment of the paper as it pertains to his or her course, and the final grades given for the two seminars need not be identical.  Any extension to the paper deadline must receive prior approval from both professors.

Application Process:

Students may not submit a single paper for a seminar and a Supervised Research project.  Students also may not submit a single paper to satisfy the requirements of two Supervised Research projects.  Students wishing to submit a single paper to satisfy the requirements of a Law Center seminar and a graduate course taken for credit on the Main Campus should contact an advisor in the Office of J.D. Academic Services for more information.  (See Credit for Courses in the Undergraduate or Graduate Schools of the University, on p. 22 of the Georgetown Law Student Handbook for more information on taking courses on the Main Campus.)  Students are never permitted to submit a paper previously evaluated in connection with a Law Center course in order to meet the requirements of a course in which they are currently enrolled.

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