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Charleston School of Law Juris Doctor Program Catalog and Student Handbook 2023-2024

Academic Catalog and Handbook

Credit for Charleston Law Review

The below courses are effective for those students who join the Charleston Law Review in August 2021 and thereafter.

Charleston Law Review (Note) 840-1 (1 credit hour) graded Pass/Fail

Satisfies the Upper-Level Writing Requirement

Student members of the Charleston Law Review may earn academic credit in the semester they write their article, comment, or note of publishable quality.  These students may satisfy their upper-level writing requirement through this course provided their faculty advisor certifies that they have met the requirements of the upper-level writing requirement. To assure appropriate academic rigor, the Law Review article, comment, or note must be supervised by a faculty member, with prior approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  A student wishing to do so must follow the Guidelines for Independent Study, including submitting a request form and outline to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs by the appropriate deadline for the semester in which the student wishes to write his or her note: by August 15 for the fall semester; by December 1 for the spring semester; and, by April 15 for the summer semester.  The final paper must be at least 5,000 words (exclusive of footnotes or endnotes). Students must keep time records and log at least 50 hours of work. The student must also take the Upper-Level Writing Workshop (course number 5550) during the semester in which the note is written. 

The student must not have previously received credit for the article, comment, or note.  The Journal’s Faculty Advisor must also certify that the student has written an article, comment, or note of publishable quality. 

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of 27 credit hours and membership on the Charleston Law Review

Charleston Law Review (Editorial Board) 840-2 (1 credit hour) graded Pass/Fail

Students on the Charleston Law Review who serve on the Editorial Board are eligible to earn academic credit in their final semester provided the student will have successfully completed two years of service on the Law Review, including one year on the Editorial Board (see below for eligible positions), by the end of the student’s final semester. With the approval of the Journal’s Faculty Advisor, students must register for Charleston Law Review (Editorial Board) 840-2 before the end of the add/drop period for their final semester.  This credit will be considered as part of the student’s course load for their final semester.

The Journal’s Faculty Advisor must approve appointments to any position carrying academic credit. For purposes of academic credit, which may include the following positions:

  • Editor in Chief,
  • Associate Editor(s) in Chief,
  • Senior Articles Editor,
  • Senior Research Editor,
  • Managing Editor,
  • Symposium Editor(s),
  • Student Works Editor(s)
  • Research Editor(s), and
  • Articles Editor(s).
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of 840-1 and prior approval of the Journal’s Faculty Advisor.

Charleston Law Journal for Law & Social Policy (Note) [845-1] (1 credit hour) graded Pass/Fail

Satisfies the Upper-Level Writing Requirement

Student members of the Charleston Law Journal for Law & Social Policy may earn academic credit in the semester they write their article, comment, or note of publishable quality.  These students may satisfy their upper-level writing requirement through this course provided their faculty advisor certifies that they have met the requirements of the upper-level writing requirement. To assure appropriate academic rigor, the Law Review article, comment, or note must be supervised by a faculty member, with prior approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  A student wishing to do so must follow the Guidelines for Independent Study, including submitting a request form and outline to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs by the appropriate deadline for the semester in which the student wishes to write his or her note: by August 15 for the fall semester; by December 1 for the spring semester; and, by April 15 for the summer semester.  The final paper must be at least 5,000 words (exclusive of footnotes or endnotes). Students must keep time records and log at least 50 hours of work. The student must also take the Upper-Level Writing Workshop (course number 5550) during the semester in which the note is written. 

The student must not have previously received credit for the article, comment, or note.  The Journal’s Faculty Advisor must also certify that the student has written an article, comment, or note of publishable quality. 

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of 27 credit hours and membership on the Charleston Law Journal for Law & Social Policy. 
Charleston Law Journal for Law & Social Policy (Editorial Board) [845-2] (1 credit hour) graded Pass/Fail

Students on the Charleston Law Journal for Law & Social Policy Review who serve on the Editorial Board are eligible to earn academic credit in their final semester provided the student will have successfully completed two years of service on the Law Review, including one year on the Editorial Board (see below for eligible positions), by the end of the student’s final semester. With the approval of the Journal’s Faculty Advisor, students must register for Charleston Law Journal for Law & Social Policy (Editorial Board) before the end of the add/drop period for their final semester.  This credit will be considered as part of the student’s course load for their final semester.

The Journal’s Faculty Advisor must approve appointments to any position carrying academic credit. For purposes of academic credit, which may include the following positions:

  • Editor in Chief,
  • Associate Editor in Chief,
  • Senior Articles Editor,
  • Senior Research Editor,
  • Student Works Editor(s), and
  • Articles Editor(s).
Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of the Note credit and prior approval of the Journal’s Faculty Advisor.