1.4 Bigelow Program

The Bigelow Program (named after the Dean of the Law School who founded it in the 1930s) is taught by full-time Bigelow Teaching Fellows. The course familiarizes students with the standard research and writing tools of the legal profession. Legal research and writing is a central part of the first-year curriculum and it constitutes ten percent of 1L course credits. The topics and assignments are scheduled as follow:

  • Autumn quarter: short assignment(s) and closed memorandum; library and legal resource training
  • Winter quarter: open memorandum; library and Lexis/Westlaw (legal research) training
  • Spring quarter:  legal brief; oral arguments 

For additional information on the Bigelow Program, please go to: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/students/bigelow