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December 4, 2016
Reviewing the final fulsome mini-paper opportunities
In a coming post, I will try to clarify any lingering questions students have about completing the final paper. But as classes technically are not yet done, I want to first clarify student mini-paper opportunities/expectations.
First, to complete the course is a satisfactory manner, a student has to have submitted at least two mini-papers. (If I have not received at least two mini-papers from a student by Dec 12, I will notify the student of the deficiency and its consequences.)
Second, every student is encouraged to earn extra credit by submitting more than the two-mini-paper minimum. But all mini-papers need to be submitted no later than Dec 12 to receive full credit/extra credit for your work.
Third, I put forth the following three final mini-paper possibilities:
- Reviewing Prez Obama's sentencing reform legacy
- Recommending activities/concerns for Attorney General designee Jeff Sessions
- Assessing the sentencing history/views of one (or more) of the 21 persons on Prez-Elect Donald Trump's SCOTUS short-list
Among the benefits/challenges of completing a mini-paper on this topics is the possibility that I may ask to publish your analysis on my main blog or maybe even in the Federal Sentencing Reporter.
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