Students have the opportunity to do independent research under direct faculty supervision in areas of special interest. They may enroll in the project on a letter-grade or credit/no-credit basis after making arrangements to work with a faculty member and after receiving the approval of the associate dean for student services. Students must complete 60 total hours of research and writing for each unit. Unit value for the work is determined in conference with the supervising faculty member. Subject to certification, this course counts toward completion of the Upper-Division Writing Requirement as a scholarly writing course if taken for 2 units. If taken for 1 unit, it does not meet the Upper Division Writing Requirement. Petition for Independent Study form is available on the law school website (http://law.ggu.edu/student-support/registrar/form s/).