Section Description Provided by Instructor
LL.M. candidates must complete the LL.M. Writing Project requirement ("Writing Project") in the form of a research paper based on the student's original legal research. The Writing Project must be completed in conjunction with at least two points of academic credit. In other words, the paper must be worth at least two points of academic credit. A 2-point paper, whether prepared for a seminar or as supervised research, generally represents about 140 hours of work, or 10 hours per week, and is usually 20-25 pages or 6500-8000 words, although individual professors may have different requirements. To qualify for the Writing Project requirement, a paper must be graded on the A-B-C-F scale; Credit (Pass)/Fail or other non-evaluative grades are not permitted.
For more information visit http://www.law.columbia.edu/current_student/GLS/writing
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit