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Journals

Please make your selection from the list below:

Circuit Review (JRNL7163-67)

1 credit per semester for member. 1 to 2 credits per semester for editor. Maximum of 6 credits.

The Seton Hall Circuit Review is a student-run scholarly journal that was founded on the recognition that while thousands of cases are appealed to the federal courts of appeals, only a handful are ever reviewed by the Supreme Court of the United States. This deferral leaves tremendous power in the hands of circuit judges. For practitioners, the courts of appeals provide binding law, and until the Supreme Court speaks, a practitioner's respective court of appeals is the supreme arbiter of the law for that circuit.

Based on this, premise the Circuit Review aims to publish scholarly articles and student comments that analyze recent important developments in all areas of the law at the federal appellate level. Members of the Circuit Review are expected to write a comment that addresses a novel topic within the journal's scholarly focus, as well as participate in all facets of the publication process.

New members are chosen by the current Editorial Board upon, at the end of the first year of law school, and based on a journal write-on competition. The Editorial Board is chosen by election of the entire Circuit Review membership.

Course is graded on a Pass/D or Fail basis. To receive credit for the Circuit Review, a student must first complete a comment for the Journal.

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Sports and Entertainment Law Journal (JRNL7155, 7156, 7157, 7158)

1 credit per semester for member. 1 to 2 credits per semester for editor.

Maximum of 6 credits.

 

The Sports & Entertainment Law Journal and the Sports Law Symposium are dedicated to studying the expanding disciplines constituting the law and business of the sports industries.

Each year, a Symposium on contemporary issues offers a series of addresses and panel discussions of current sports law issues by speakers who are nationally renowned in the world of sports. The Sports Law Journal publishes the proceedings of the Symposium and also offers scholarly and practical examinations of issues associated with sports in both the legal and educational communities. A writing competition and interview session are held each year for those students interested in joining the Journal of Sports Law. Members must write a publishable piece as a threshold requirement, a requirement that need not be repeated each semester thereafter.

Course is graded on a Pass/D or Fail basis. To receive any credits for the Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, a student must first complete a student note or comment for this Journal.

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Law Review (JRNL7146, 7147, 7148, 7149, 7159)

1 to 2 credits per semester for members or editors.

Maximum of 6 credits for members and editors.

The quarterly Seton Hall Law Review is a nationally recognized scholarly legal journal that publishes critical and analytical articles on major legal issues by judges, scholars, public officials and practicing attorneys. Additional commentary on recent judicial decisions and developments is written by students. The Law Review is edited and managed by its student editorial board and staff. Most candidates are selected on the basis of their demonstrated writing ability. The Law Review holds a competition each summer to select new members. The participants with the ten highest competition scores are offered membership, as are the participants with the five highest GPAs. The remaining membership offers are made based on a combination of competition score and GPA.

Course is graded Pass/D or Fail basis. To receive any credits for the Law Review, a student must first complete a comment for this Journal.

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Legislative Journal (JRNL7142,7143,7144,7145)

1 credit per semester for member. 1 to 2 credits for editor.

Maximum of 6 credits.

The Seton Hall Legislative Bureau is devoted to the interaction between the legal profession and the legislative process. The is bifurcated into a journal section and a staffing and projects section. The staffing and projects section essentially functions as a research resource for the New Jersey State Legislature. Members of the Bureau serve as legislative-legal interns with several legislative staffs. The work performed by these interns includes legal-legislative research and bill drafting. In addition, the Bureau undertakes special ad-hoc projects requested by legislators. The relationship between the Legislature and the Bureau is that of the traditional attorney-client relationship, in order to preserve and encourage political neutrality.

The Bureau also publishes the Seton Hall Legislative Journal, dedicated to the examination of legislation and the legislative process. Authors include lawyers, judges, law school professors, legislative experts, and students. Journal members acquire valuable skills and expertise in scholarship as well as legal writing and editing.

The Bureau also presents a symposium which annually identifies and researches a major topic of political and/or social consequence in New Jersey. A panel of prestigious speakers is assembled to discuss and debate the topic, and the Bureau publishes a symposium edition of the Legislative Journal.

Members of the Journal and Bureau staffs are chosen in the spring or summer of their first year by the current and newly-elected Editorial Boards. Selection is based on a writing competition, grades, personal interview, and prior legislative experience. The Editorial Board is chosen by election of the entire organization. Throughout the year, speakers from the Legislature, the legal profession, government, and the private sector address the members. The Journal and the Bureau come together under the guidance of a student and faculty director.

Course is graded on a Pass/D or Fail basis. To receive any credits for the Legislative Journal, a student must first complete a student note or comment for this Journal.

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