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School of Law

Co-Curricular Activities

Non-Graded

Academic tutors assist first-year students with their doctrinal courses. This assistance includes holding office hours, reviewing outlines, and conducting skills workshops. Tutors are selected through an interview process.

Academic Tutors receive two hours of ungraded credit for each semester in which they tutor.

Instructor approval (Brendel/Becker) required.

Non-Graded

Open to:  JD students by permission only. Prerequisites: none.  Annals of Health Law Executive Editors are solely responsible for the management of the entire process of publication of the Annals, including selecting the staff, communicating with authors, and performing final edits on all articles before publication.  Additionally, Executive Editors oversee the planning of the annual symposium, maintain the website, and work on other special projects.  These selected positions require immense dedication and responsibility.  Executive Editors must possess superior legal knowledge and editing/writing skills.  Additionally, the abilities to manage, delegate and supervise others are essential. (Singer)

Non-Graded

Open to:  JD students by permission only. Prerequisites: none. The members of the Annals of Health Law are responsible for editing and cite-checking article submissions, including providing substantive recommendations.  They generally assist the Senior Members with the preparation of articles for publication.  Members must be organized, detail-oriented, and dedicated to their role in the Annals publication process.  They must possess superior cite-checking and editing skills.  Additionally, each member must write an article of publishable quality for Advance Directive, the Annals online counterpart. (Singer)

Non-Graded

Open to:  JD students by permission only. Prerequisites:  none.  Annals of Health Law Senior Editors prepare each article for publication.  They generally supervise the editing work of Annals members.  They manage and oversee the cite-checking process. (Singer)

Non-Graded

Skills

This is a class for the first year members of the journal. In addition to attending the Editing Skills Seminar, taught by the members of the Editorial Board, Associate Editors are responsible for the initial editing of all of the articles for the journal to ensure that the sourcebook is complete, that all of the citations are in the correct Bluebook form and that the articles are free from grammatical and punctuation errors. Each Associate Editor must also contribute to the journal one Feature section in one of the four issues published each year and one article of publishable quality by the end of the school year. (Geraghty)

Non-Graded

Skills

This is a class for the four members of the Editorial Board of the journal, including the Editor-in- Chief, Managing Editor, Articles Editor and Articles/Features Editor. These students perform various duties pertaining to their specific positions and together they oversee the entire publication process. Duties include working with and supervising the Associate and Senior Editors, teaching the Editing Skills Seminar, promoting the journal, soliciting for articles and subscriptions, maintaining correspondence and communication with authors, preparing articles for cite checks, incorporating changes, preparing documents for the publisher, and maintaining communication with the publisher. (Geraghty)

Non-Graded

Skills

The Senior Editors are students who have completed one year as an Associate Editor and are in their second or third year on the journal staff. Senior Editors are responsible for supervising the Associate Editors and working with the Editorial Board throughout the entire publication process. They make sure that the sourcebooks compiled by the Associate Editors are complete, and assist by incorporating any changes into the articles before the issue is sent to the publisher. (Geraghty)

400-Corboy Fellowship I (3)

Skills

Corboy I is a graded course available to students in their first year of the Corboy Fellowship program. Instructor permission is required for enrollment. In the Corboy I course students earn 3 graded units in the Fall and 3 graded units in the Spring which includes mandatory participation in the evidence/trial practice boot camp at the start of each semester in addition to successful completion of course work in trial practice as required by the syllabus provided by the instructor. In the Fall semester of the course students develop the skills necessary to conduct a trial, including case analysis, opening statements, direct and cross examinations of witnesses, evidentiary objections and foundations for admissibility of evidence, and closing arguments. In the Spring semester of the course students build upon the basic trial advocacy skills developed in the Fall through in-depth case analysis and strategy, advanced direct and cross examination including expert witnesses, and use of the motions in limine to support the basis for evidentiary objections and foundations for admissibility of evidence. Each Fellow is required to apply their learned skills in a local, regional, national or invitation mock trial competition. The Corboy I course satisfies the requirements for Trial Practice I (LAW 411 or LAW 416) and Trial Practice II (LAW 412).

401-Corboy Fellowship II (2)

Skills

Corboy II is a non-Graded course available to students after their first year in the fellowship program. Only students that have successfully completed the Corboy I course are eligible to enroll in the Corboy II course with instructor permission.  In the Corboy II course students earn a maximum of 4 hours of ungraded credit for participation in mock trial competitions.

Non-Graded

Legal Writing tutors work with students in the first-year writing program. They attend all classes of their Legal Writing section, hold regular office hours, and help students develop their research and writing skills. (Perlin).

Instructor approval (Brendel/Becker) required.

Experiential

Skills

This is a non-graded course that requires instructor permission to enroll. The course is limited to students that are currently enrolled in the LAW 400, 401, or 499. Students are required to prepare and compete in one or more mock trial competitions.  Variable non-graded credit is available from one to three units depending on circumstances as determined by the instructor. 

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