This course is open only to students who are producing a writing project for one of the school’s law journals. These students must take this course if they choose to receive academic credit for their journal writing project or count it toward satisfaction of the upperclass writing requirement. Generally, students register for one credit for each of the two semesters; the credits are not awarded until the end of the second semester. During the first three weeks of the first semester, lawyering skills faculty will conduct workshops that focus on writing skills such as organization, integrating research, transitions and headings, substantive footnoting, grammar and vocabulary appropriate to the journal audience, constructive use of editor and expert-reader feedback, and re-drafting. The instructor will schedule writing tutorials for students throughout the year as need dictates. Students must complete a journal portfolio that includes all drafts of the writing project, an expert reader’s comments, the supervising editor’s comments, the editor-in-chief’s comments, and a certification that the student has attended all required workshops. The journal’s faculty adviser, in conjunction with the editor-in-chief, must certify that the portfolio is complete and that the student’s Writing Project is of publishable quality. The course fulfills one of the two upperclass writing requirements, but the student may not count BOTH this course and the Law Journal Editing toward completion of the upperclass writing requirement. Refer to Academic Rule X — Writing Requirement and Directed Research.