The research paper is worth 300 points. Your research paper should be 12-15 pages in length. Your paper should include the following sections: (1) An introduction that includes your research topic/question and a road map to the paper; (2) a thorough review of the literature which includes a description of your administrative law problem, theories related to this problem, frameworks for analyzing the problem, etc.; and (3) a conclusion that summarizes your main findings, discusses the limitations of your research, and posits future research questions. If you are concerned about the idea of developing a theoretical framework, you may use one of the frameworks provided in the textbooks. Consult the next page for ideas on how to develop a topic for the research paper. You should start by describing your basic administrative law problem and then dig deeper into it. An “A-level” paper should include a solid theoretical framework for the analysis. Your literature review should be analytical, not summative. I do not want you to engage in a sequential discussion of each separate article or book. Reviews that follow the format “Author A said blah, blah, blah,” “Author B said this and that,” “Author C said so and so,” are unacceptable presentations of the literature. Your sources can be diverse, but I want to see a nice mix of materials. You must use some academic, peer- reviewed journals for this paper. I strongly encourage the use of the VPN available through ULM to access library resources, JSTOR, and various publications through public administration journals (examples include: Public Administration Review, Public Personnel Management, Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, Public Integrity, et al.). Furthermore, I would encourage you to explore law review journals from various law schools, as they incorporate a blend of both scholarly analysis while retaining the legal focus necessary to explore administrative law. You may not cite Wikipedia as a source.