Is a special research and writing project required to complete the LL.M. program. Each LL.M. student works with a faculty advisor in defining a thesis topic, preparing a working outline, conducting the required research and drafting the written project. The student is expected to undertake a project that entails intensive research and writing of an analytic character, pursued through several drafts to produce a substantial and original work of high quality. Academic credits are assigned to each semester at the faculty advisor's discretion based upon a judgment as to a suitable proration of the student's time.