Writing at CUNY Law School: A Pervasive Approach
Writing in Environmental and International Law
Professor Rebecca Bratspies
Each student in Professor Bratspies' Environmental Law and International Law classes is responsible for producing 35-50 pages of original scholarship on a topic s/he identifies. Professor Bratspies provides feedback at all stages of the writing process. Students turn in a thesis, a detailed outline, and a first draft for comment and feedback. After revising their first drafts based on the professor's feedback, students exchange their papers for peer editing. Each student is responsible for reading and giving feedback on two of his/her colleagues' papers. The final paper thus benefits from extensive feedback from multiple sources. Enterprising students have turned their seminar papers into publications in law reviews at law schools around the country.