Upper-class students must file the Intention to Complete Upper-Class Writing Requirement form no later than the last day of the add/drop period of the semester in which the students intends to satisfy the Requirement, and in any event no later than the last day of the add/drop period in the student’s fifth semester—even if the student intends to satisfy the Requirement in in the following semester. Otherwise, the student’s attempted registration will not be effective.
For any seminar, course, or writing project, the instructor’s signature is required. For an Esdaile, Stone, or Albers Moot Court problem and bench memo, the director of the First-Year Writing Program must sign the form. For journal Note-based non-credit Independent Study projects, the supervising faculty member’s signature is required. Students working with part-time adjunct faculty must file a one to two page prospectus outlining the subject matter of the paper, the question that the paper will try to answer and the plan of research to the adjunct professor. If the proposal meets the adjunct’s approval, they will forward it to the Associate Dean with their endorsement. Please note that BU Law cannot guarantee in advance that students will be admitted into a particular course or seminar. Students considering sixth-semester completion of the Requirement should keep this fact in mind.
The form is available online and in the Registrar’s Office.