What is Guided Research?

Guided Research offers students an opportunity to:

  • Develop research, writing, and analytical abilities.
  • Work with a faculty member in an area of the student’s interest and the faculty member’s expertise.
For additional information and registration requirements, see the Guided Research Approval Form.

What is a Practicum?

A practicum course offers students an opportunity to:

  • Engage in a project for a real client under the supervision of an on-site practicing attorney and a full-time faculty member.
  • Expand their learning through periodic meetings with the full-time faculty member and attendance at four classroom sessions.

For additional information and registration requirements, see the Practicum Approval Form.

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To register for Guided Research or a Practicum:

  1. Contact the full-time faculty member who will supervise your work to discuss the project.
  2. Once you and the supervising faculty member have reached an agreement regarding your Guided Research or Practicum, complete the appropriate Authorization Form and have the supervising faculty member sign it. These forms contain further information regarding the standards for Guided Research and Practicums.
  3. Return the completed form to the Office of Academic Records in Barrack 103 and an administrator will register you for the Guided Research or the Practicum. This form must be submitted by the end of the Add/Drop period in the semester in which you propose to undertake the work.

Guided Research Approval Form

Practicum Approval Form