Students will do a take-home examination paper, which will be issued on the last day of classes and due back by the deadline set by the Faculty.
Students may opt for a Course Paper (3000 to 4000 words) in lieu of the take-home examination paper. This Course Paper will be due by the deadline set by the Faculty. Both lower and upper word limits for this paper, 3000 to 4000, must be observed.
The Course Paper will be based on research – fieldwork or independent library research –and will actively engage with class readings and discussions. Course Papers should explore themes and ideas developed in the course, but may do this in a variety of ways. You may wish to do research on an aspect of law in a particular culture, or explore a theme or an idea from a comparative perspective, using several cultures; or do a review-essay of a book of legal anthropology. Class readings and the select bibliography will be a source of ideas and sources. Papers will be expected to demonstrate independent effort to elaborate or develop on these themes or readings.
The final grade will consist of:
Class attendance and participation in discussion 20%
Course Paper or Take-home examination 80%