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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Supervising Law Student Research Papers On Trump's Impeachment

Gregory S. Crespi (SMU), A Law Professor’s Modest Response to Trumpism: Supervising Student Directed Research Papers on Impeachment:

This short essay discusses my motivation for and the reading materials and procedures I use when offering about a half-dozen law students each semester a Directed Research option to research and write papers on the topic of Presidential impeachment. I recommend that those faculty members who may have only a modest Constitutional Law background, but who feel as I do that greater understanding and more sustained discussion of the merits and drawbacks of removal of President Trump from office through impeachment is called for, and who wish to facilitate such understanding and discussion without compromising their professional and ethical obligations to their students, will consider trying this approach.

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Although I'm sure a supervised law student's approach would be more detailed and sophisticated, I did a similar exercise for The Nonprofit Quarterly. Two articles, with one addressing impeachment and the other addressing use of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to remove the President. Impeachment: Twenty-Fifth Amendment:

Posted by: Michael L. Wyland | Aug 17, 2018 7:42:08 AM

How many 'directed research' projects did you supervise on impeaching the previous president? What do you think an honest answer from you would tell us chickens about law schools in our time?

Posted by: Art Deco | Aug 17, 2018 2:17:45 PM