Welcome - Dalhousie Law Journal Editorial Assistantship LAWS 2259X/Y    Dalhousie Law Journal Editorial Assistantship
CREDIT HOURS: 3
During the academic year, each student will be assigned three or four articles accepted by the Journal for publication for which they will be responsible from the selection process to the end published article. They will work closely with the editor and assistant editor in this process. There will be a class meeting every second week throughout the year. The timing of these meetings will be set in September and a time will be chosen that does not clash with students' other class meetings. These meetings will give the faculty editor, assistant faculty editor and students the chance to discuss their assignments and any challenges the articles present, as well as the ongoing operations of the Journal. The meetings will also allow the group to vet new submissions. The class is not primarily instructional but operates to provide a common time and venue for meetings. During the second term each student will be expected to present a proposal for a paper to be submitted for publication in an academic journal (although student submission is at each student's discretion). The progress of each student's paper will be tracked and monitored in the bi-weekly meetings. These meetings will give students an opportunity for feedback on their drafts and revisions. The work on the Journal itself will enable students to learn what good academic writing is. They will have the opportunity to read in areas of law to which they might not otherwise be exposed, and will learn to work to deadlines and the demands and promises of authors. Furthermore, in the process, student writing skills should improve through practice and the receipt of feedback. Interested students must apply to the Faculty Supervisor of the Journal in writing by May 20 of each year (for positions in both the fall and winter terms of the upcoming academic year). Students who will be leaving Nova Scotia before that date should apply earlier so that they may be interviewed before they depart the jurisdiction. The selection of the students will be based on a number of criteria: editorial or publishing experience, attainments as a writer both in and outside the academic sphere and interest. These will be assessed on the bases of the written application (which should include a letter of interest, a c.v. and law school marks to date) and an interview. The level of a student's interest will be assigned substantial weight and there will be no minimum grades or average required.
NOTES: Up to four students will be selected for the position of editorial assistant on the Dalhousie Law Journal each year. It does NOT fulfil the law school's major paper requirement Assessment Method: Work on assigned articles, class participation and final submitted review/comment. Pass, Fail or Honours.
FORMAT COMMENTS: 3 credit hours allocated over the full year at 1.5 credit hours per term.
RESTRICTIONS: Restricted to students in the JD program or JD-combined programs: JDMBA, JDMPA, JDMHA and JDMLIS. Even within those programs, students can register only with permission and overrides from the law school.