What contemporary legal issue concerning women would you most want to bring before the Supreme Court of your state, your country, or the United Nations?
———— I was thinking gender pay gap
You will write about an issue and argue it “before the courts” for your final project in this course. I will be the judge, jury, justices, etc, but your audience is any of the aforementioned. Papers will be a literature review of existing research that argue for specific legal and social change concerning an issue or your own choosing. Through this assignment, students must accomplish the following:
1) Establish the issue at hand
- What is the legal topic you will be discussing?
- What background information should the courts be aware of?
- Be brief about history, but if it’s important, include it!
2) Make an argument
- What kind of change will you be arguing for? Why?
- Who will this affect the most? Why is this important?
- What are the reasons and motivations behind your argument? Strong and bold claims make big waves.
- This is your “thesis” — something strong that ties all of your project together.
3) Suggest change, make recommendations or declarations
- What changes to the law(s) do you propose?
- Which laws should be changed and how?
- Perhaps you are arguing to keep a certain law or legal standing as is?
- Who will carry out these changes and how?
- Think through logistics and be SPECIFIC
- 2000 words minimum (about 8 pages), excluding headings, page numbers, citations
- 1-inch margins, 12-pt. font, Times or Times New Roman
- You must have at least 10 total academic, peer-reviewed scholarly references in your final project
- You also need to have at least 3 news/pop-culture references in your final project
- Papers must be submitted to Canvas as .doc or .docx formats
- Papers will be run through Turnitin.com
- Formal citations list and in-text citations required for all projects (APA, ASA or Chicago Style citations)