The proposal may be in the form of a memorandum that describes the problem or issue that will be addressed in the independent study project. The student must set forth a description of the anticipated objective(s) of the project in terms of potential issues that will be addressed and proposed solution(s) and a research plan that demonstrates that some preliminary research has been done.
The memorandum must be a minimum of two pages, single-spaced, and include the following:
- a statement of the problem or issue the project addresses;
- a preliminary annotated bibliography. The bibliography must include both the sources of law cited in your statement of the legal problem or issue your project addresses and secondary legal sources, e.g. law review and journal articles, books (monographs and anthologies).