Credit for Co-Curricular (Law 792R §§ 1-5) – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Credit for Co-Curricular (Law 792R §§ 1-5)

For students entering the law school as first-year students in August 2016 or earlier:

Law 792R:  Credit for participation in a Law Review, Journal of Public Law,  or Journal of Law and Education co-curricular program is authorized in the amount of one credit per semester for successful completion of the Basic Work Assignment in the program.  The governing body of each Co-Curricular program, subject to the approval of its faculty advisor, shall establish the Basic Work Assignment of the program.

Law 793R:  Up to two hours of additional credit is available for certain additional academic work by students who are members of a co-curricular program under the conditions described below.  The governing body of each co-curricular program will recommend to the faculty advisor the names of students to receive credit under this provision.

  1. Credit for Law 793R § 1  (Law Review)

Third-year law students who register for Law 793R § 1 may receive two additional hours of credit for successful completion of the Third-Year Co-Curricular Writing Project established by the governing board of the Law Review and approved by its faculty advisor.  Although the Co-Curricular Program’s faculty advisor is not automatically the supervisor of a student’s writing project, the faculty advisor shall evaluate each enrolled student’s academic achievement for these two additional credits.  The faculty adviser shall submit to the registrar the grade for each enrolled student, whether pass, low pass, or fail.

  1. Credit for Law 793R § 3  (Journal of Public Law)

Third-year law students who register for Law 793R § 3 may receive two additional hours of credit for successful completion of the Third-Year Co-Curricular Writing Project established by the governing board of the Journal of Public Law and approved by its faculty advisor.  The requirements are enumerated below.   Although the Co-Curricular Program’s faculty advisor is not automatically the supervisor of a student’s writing project, the faculty advisor shall evaluate each enrolled student’s academic achievement for these two additional credits.  The faculty advisor shall submit to the registrar the grade for each enrolled student, whether pass, low pass, or fail.

  1. Papers are approximately thirty pages in length, including footnotes.  Text is double-spaced, footnotes single spaced.

 

  1. By the end of the second week of the semester, the student notifies the lead note and comment editor of the Journal of their intention to write their third-year paper and obtain topic approval.

 

  1. Drafts of papers are submitted to an assigned editor for comments and suggestions on a scheduled basis throughout the semester.

 

  1. After making appropriate changes, students resubmit papers for lead note and comment editor approval.

 

  1. When papers have met required standards, Journal management committee members will certify completion of the requirement.  Students must have certification of satisfactory completion prior to the end of the semester in which they have registered for third year co-curricular writing credit.

 

  1. Credit for Law 793R § 4  (Journal of Law and Education)

Third-year law students who register for Law 793R § 4 may receive two additional hours of credit for successful completion of the Third-Year Co-Curricular Writing Project established by the governing board of the Journal of Law and Education and approved by its faculty advisor.   Although the Co-Curricular Program’s faculty advisor is not automatically the supervisor of a student’s writing project, the faculty advisor shall evaluate each enrolled student’s academic achievement for these two additional credits.  The faculty advisor shall submit to the registrar the grade for each enrolled student, whether pass, low pass, or fail.

The faculty advisor for each Co-Curricular program shall evaluate each enrolled student’s academic achievement.  Evaluation of students’ academic achievement may include, but is not limited to, the faculty advisor’s review of hourly logs or other records to determine that students are completing the Basic Work Assignment and required 50 hours of work per co-curricular credit; consultations with student leaders; observation of student performances of skills; review of student written work; etc.  The faculty advisor shall submit to the registrar the grade for each enrolled student.

Credit for Law 792R and Law 793R, if awarded, will be recorded as a pass or as a low pass.  Low pass will appear on the transcript at a grade of 2.7.  The grade submitted for non-completion of the Basic Work Assignment will be a 1.6.

Credit for Law 792R and Law 793R is subject to the law school rule (VIII.B.) that no student can earn more than 21 hours of cumulative credit for courses listed in ABA Standard 311, Interpretation 311-1(b).

Students otherwise eligible for membership may participate in multiple co-curricular programs, subject to the cumulative credit limits described in Section VIII.B.

Participation in a co-curricular program is limited to students who have completed their first year of law study and who have a cumulative 2.7 or above grade-point average.

For students entering the law school as first-year students in August 2017 or later:

Credit for participation in any Law School-approved journal (as of April 2018, these are Law Review, Journal of Public Law, and Journal of Law and Education) may be earned under the following circumstances:

Law 792R:  Students who are members of an approved journal in their second year of law school may earn up to one (1) credit towards graduation per semester by satisfying the required obligations of a member under the approved journal’s bylaws.

Law 793R:  Students who are members of an approved journal’s editorial board in their third year of law school may earn up to two (2) credits toward graduation each semester.  Students who are members of an approved journal in their third year of law school, but who do not hold editorial board positions, may earn up to one (1) credit toward graduation per semester by satisfying the required obligations of a third-year member under the approved journal’s bylaws.

The faculty advisor for each approved journal shall evaluate each enrolled student’s academic achievement.  Evaluation of student’s academic achievement may include, but is not limited to, the faculty advisor’s review of hourly logs or other records to determine that students are satisfying the required obligations of a member under the approved journal’s bylaws; consultations with student leaders; review of student written work, etc.  The faculty advisor shall submit to the registrar the grade for each enrolled student.
Credit, if awarded, will be recorded as a pass or as a low pass.  Low pass will appear on the transcript at a grade of 2.7.  The grade submitted for non-completion of the required obligations will be a 1.6.

Credit for Law 792R and Law 793R is subject to the law school rule (VIII.B) that no student can earn more than twenty-one (21) hours of cumulative credit for courses listed in ABA Standard 311, Interpretation 311-1(b)

Notwithstanding the 21-hour limitation set forth in Section VIII.B, no student may earn more than six (6) total credits in co-curricular programs.

Students otherwise eligible for membership may participate in multiple co-curricular programs, subject to the cumulative credit limits described in Section VIII.B.

Participation in a co-curricular program, and enrollment in Law 792R and Law 793R, is limited to students who have completed their first year of law study and who have a cumulative 2.7 or above grade-point average.

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