Advising on Writing Requirement, Individual Research, and Law Review Notes and Comments
I am generally available to serve as an advisor for papers. Whether I am available for any particular proposed topic depends in part on whether it's an area about which I'm knowledgeable, and in part on whether other commitments at the time would permit me to take on the responsibility.
I am always happy to talk to any student who is interested. Before talking to me about whether I'm available, however, I would ask that you review the following information:
If I do agree to be your advisor, make sure you sign up for the correct course number:
Advice on Choosing a Topic: I can advise you on a topic only if it's feasible to write a paper on it. This page will give you my thoughts on how to find a suitable topic.
Writing a Paper: There are certain things I require advisees to do; these help me be a more effective advisor.
- Publishing a Paper: If you’re writing the paper for one of our law reviews, you will want to follow your law review’s rules. But if you are writing the paper on your own, you may want to consider submitting it elsewhere for publication when it is done. See Nancy Levit, Lawrence Duncan MacLachlan & Allen Rostron, Submission of Law Student Articles for Publication (July 26, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1656395 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1656395.
- Law 800 (Writing Requirement): If you have not satisfied the writing requirement, you need to sign up for Law 800 for 2 credits (unless I agree to a different number of credits);
- Law 801, 802, 803 (Individual Research): If you have already satisfied the writing requirement, or if you are doing some writing under my supervision that would not qualify for writing requirement credit, you can sign up for these course numbers. They represent 1, 2, or 3 credits, respectively. You should discuss with me the question of how many credits you plan to sign up for.
- Law 816 (Business Law Review), Law 817 (University of Miami Law Review), Law 818 (International and Comparative Law Review), and Law 819 (Inter-American Law Review): These satisfy the writing requirement. You would sign up for the appropriate course number for 2 credits (unless I agree to a different number of credits).