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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.

This course is intended for LL.M. students, but J.D. student may be permitted to take the class with instructor permission. The course begins where traditional legal writing and advocacy courses leave off, teaching advanced legal research strategies, brief writing, oral argument technique, and the components of appellate procedure. Students will be required to compose appellate briefs and to deliver oral arguments.

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)

Skills 

Corboy I also counts as Non-Graded

Corboy Fellows receive a maximum of 10 hours' academic credit, 6 of which, as a maximum, are graded credit, and 4 of which, maximum, are ungraded. The ungraded credit option is called Corboy I; the graded option, Corboy II. Corboy participation takes the place of Trial Practice I and Trial Practice II, so a Corboy Fellow can earn either 3, 6 or no hours' graded credit depending upon whether she had trial practice before being selected as a Fellow. The ungraded credit option under Corboy I is two hours' credit each semester; Corboy II is 3 hours each semester. (A typical sequence, for a student who is selected while he is a 1L, is: Corboy II in fall and spring of second year; Corboy I in fall and spring third year).

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

The course requires instructor permission for enrollment and is limited to students that are currently enrolled in the trial practice competition course or the Corboy Fellowship.  Students are asked to prepare and compete in one or more mock trial competitions in addition to the competitions that are part of the trial practice competition course or the Corboy Fellowship program. Variable graded credit is available from one to three units depending on circumstances as determined by the instructor.

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