At the end of the first year, the various student publications begin their staff selection process. In most cases, selection is made by the Board of each publication on the basis of academic achievement during the first year of Law School and a student-administered writing competition for which the first-year student is eligible. Student publications hold a limited number of spaces for students who transfer to the law school in their second year. The writing competition for these students is conducted in the beginning of the fall semester. Students may NOT receive credit for a note or problem.
Third-year students may earn up to a maximum of two credits for participation in Moot Court and/or one of the publications listed below. Third-year editors are entitled to one (1) credit for their supervisory work. Third-year officers are entitled to two (2) credits per academic year and may choose how the credits are distributed over the course of the academic year. All credits are indicated on the transcript as CR (Credit) rather than as graded credit. Each publication or the Moot Court Board may have additional requirements for receipt of credit.
Before the end of the fall add/drop registration period, the Editors-in-Chief of each journal and the Moot Court Chair will provide the Office of Academic Services with a list of students who are eligible to receive credit(s) for their work and the allocation of the credit(s) between the fall and spring semesters. Based on these lists, the Office of Records and Registration will register students for their journal credit(s).
Students who participate in the Marden Competition may earn academic credit towards the J.D. degree as follows:
1. All J.D. students who participate in the Fall Elimination Round are eligible to earn 1 credit. Moot Court Board members that participate as competitors are eligible to earn 1 credit.
2. The Spring Open Round will no longer be offered. Only students who advance to the Spring Final Round will be eligible to earn academic credit for Marden Competition in the spring semester.
3. The Fall Elimination Round and the Spring Final Round will be based on two distinct problems.
4. Moot Court Board members will be permitted to advance to the Spring Final Round, subject to any limitations imposed by the Moot Court Board's Executive Board.
Note: The Marden Competition has different add/drop deadlines. Please contact their office for further information.
Student Journals and Publications
- Annual Survey of American Law
- Environmental Law Journal
- Journal of Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law
- Journal of International Law & Politics
- Journal of Law & Business
- Journal of Law & Liberty
- Journal of Legislation & Public Policy
- Law Review
- Moot Court Board
- Review of Law & Social Change