University of Pittsburgh
Term: Spring Term 2012-13 (2134)
Catalog Number: 5886
Class Number: 24719
Room: LAW 118.
Class Schedule:
  • T 9:30 am -11:20 am
  • Instructor: Lu-in Wang
    Type: Seminar
    Credits: 3.0 Credits (2.0 classroom contact, 1.0 field)
    Catalog Requirements: Upper-Level Writing, "W" Writing.
    Enrollment Limit: 12.
    Priority: Seminar - 3rd Year Priority

    Course Description from Course Catalog 5886

    Additional Info

    In addition to participating in class discussion generally, each student will be required to play a role in leading class discussion for one session during the first half of the semester, to present his or her own paper during the second half of the semester, and to provide written comments on a draft of another student’s paper during the second half of the semester.

    Written work for the seminar will include at least one paper topic proposal; a detailed outline of and research plan for the seminar paper; a first (and, if appropriate, an intermediate) draft of the paper; written comments on a draft of another student’s paper; and a final draft of the seminar paper.

    The majority of readings for the seminar will come from sources that are available through electronic resources accessible to Pitt Law students or will be placed on reserve in the law school library.


    The final grade will be based on the final draft of the seminar paper and class participation, which includes attendance, quality of contribution to class discussion, quality of work on assignments related to the seminar paper, quality of paper presentation, quality of comments on another student’s first draft, and compliance with course requirements including deadlines. With respect to each student’s own paper, only the final draft will be graded separately on the basis of quality, but the student’s compliance with deadlines and other requirements related to the paper will be considered in determining the “class participation” component of the final grade.  Work on assignments related to the seminar paper must show serious and substantial progress toward the final product.

    Prerequisites and Recommended Courses


    Employment Discrimination (5216) is a prerequisite OR required concurrent course.

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