This course is mandatory for third- and fourth-year law journal members who supervise student writing projects (as determined by each editor-in-chief)); it is optional for other third- and fourth-year journal members. During the first five weeks of the semester, the course will focus on topic selection, publication decisions, substantive editing, style editing, word editing, and professional working relationships. The instructor will provide editing exercises and workshops and will lead discussions of classic law review articles and trends in legal scholarship. For the remainder of the semester, students will supervise and edit at least two student writing projects or will critique or edit at least two other manuscripts submitted to the law journal. During this time the instructor will conduct editing tutorials, as the need arises, and will be available for student conferences. If a student has not completed the required editing assignments by the end of the first semester, work may continue into the second semester, in which case course credit will not be awarded until the end of the second semester. The journal faculty adviser, in consultation with the editor-in-chief, must certify that each student has successfully completed the required assignments. The course may fulfill one of the two upperclass writing requirements, but a student may not count BOTH this course and Law Journal Writing toward completion of the upperclass writing requirement. Refer to Academic Rule X — Writing Requirement and Directed Research.