Becoming a Law Professor

Becoming a Law Professor

Ms. Susannah Tobin
Spring 2021 reading group
M 10:30am - 11:30am
1 classroom credit

Prerequisite: Admission is by application via email to Susannah Barton Tobin at stobin@law.harvard.edu by October 31, 2020. Please include a paragraph expressing your interest in the reading group and a CV.

Exam Type: No Exam
As is the norm with reading groups, there will be no examination or paper requirement, and the class will be graded credit/fail.

This reading group will focus on the generative scholarly process that is at the center of the life of the law professor. Each week, a member of the faculty will present a working draft of her or his scholarship, and that piece will be discussed by the group. Discussions will focus in part on the genesis of the research project being presented, in order to demonstrate how articles develop from the first spark of an idea to final publication. Students will also explore substantive issues raised in the pieces, the better to become familiar with the latest work being done across a variety of subject areas. Students will also develop their own research and scholarly agendas as the semester progresses.

Note: This reading group meets weekly.

Subject Areas: Legal Profession, Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility