Loyola New Orleans

Upper level students satisfy their writing requirements by writing a scholarly piece either through courses or through an independent study supervised by a faculty member. Members of Loyola’s three journals enroll in a two-semester course during their second year of law school, Scholarly Writing Seminar. Through this course students learn to edit the legal analysis and writing of others; research and develop a thesis and write a comment based on that work; and defend their work in front of their classmates, professor, and faculty advisor.

Students who choose to satisfy their writing requirements through an independent study or through a seminar are guided in their endeavor by their faculty advisor on the project. They may also attend sessions directed at scholarly writing and research held by the law faculty and the library faculty.