Research Paper. A 2,000-word term paper properly researched and documented will be due before you
leave for Thanksgiving break. The paper will show solid research on a
particular U.S. Supreme Court Justice and his or her influence on media law,
including specific cases. Topics must be submitted and approved before October
12. Specifics, including a style sheet, will be given at that time.
At least 10 sources, excluding
court cases. At least five of these must be books, not counting either of
our two textbooks. No more than three of the ten sources can be Internet
author, title, publisher,
place and date of publication for books; author, title of article, name, volume
and year of journal, and page numbers for articles. Notes should always make
clear to what page in what work you are referring. Chicago Manual allows ibid. but not op.cit.
type your paper in 12-point
type. Double space, with at least a one-inch border all around. Each page
should be numbered, with a title page before page one. Turn in two hard copies:
one to be graded and returned, one for my files and e-mail me an electronic
copy. You must cite all references, even if you paraphrase rather than quote
directly, even if you use only a phrase or line. Plagiarism will be dealt with
immediately and severely.