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Race & Racism Seminar Guide: Analysis

This LibGuide is designed for Professor Ross's Fall 2016 Race & Racism Seminar Course



The Analysis Section is the focal point of the article; it is where the author contributes to the conversation. This is the section that build upon the foundation your laid in the background section and provides novel information to the reader. This section should detail the problem at hand, the proposed solution (or remedy), as well as the reasons and rationales for such a solution. This section should acknowledge and challege counter-arguments to strengthen your claims. Finally, the analysis section should be original and build toward the conclusions section.

Skeleton Outline of an Analysis Section

Analysis Section

  • In a traditional doctrinal article, you analyze the legal issue, pose the problem, propose a remedy, and explain why this remedy resolves the problem more effectively than other remedies.
  • Give the arguments for an against every important position
    • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of existing case law, statutory law, and major schools of thought.
  • Analyze how your proposal Fits into this Frameowkr
    • The proposal need not solve the problem, it just need to be better than the current approches
  • Explain the impost of this proposal on society and law (public policy)
    • What would it improve in society and law?
    • What would it cost to society and law?