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206C sec. 001 - Note Publishing Workshop (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Kenneth A. Bamberger  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Rebecca Wexler  (view instructor's profile)
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Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 145
    From January 16, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 16, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 12
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

The goal of the Note Publishing Workshop is to help students produce a publishable casenote or comment by the end of the term. Workshop participants will meet as a group for seven two-hour sessions (on scheduled weeks) in Spring 2020; as individuals, they will meet regularly with a faculty instructors on a mutually convenient schedule to be determined.

The instructors will supervise and facilitate the workshop meetings and will provide individualized feedback on each participant’s draft. Workshop activities will include examination of published (sample) notes, presentation of work by each participant to the group, and detailed responses by all participants to the work of peers. In addition, workshops will focus on key components of note composition, including titles, abstracts, claims-making and/or the statement of hypotheses and research questions, general stylistic issues, obstacles to revision, and the finalizing of drafts. Students will receive credit for the workshop by producing a publishable note or comment, as determined by the instructors.

Interested students must have completed a draft of a paper by the end of the Fall Semester, preferably in conjunction with a writing seminar or a Law 299 individual writing program. Interested students are strongly encouraged to meet with a research librarian and attend California Law Review events (open to all students) that are designed to answer your questions about note publishing. Reach out to the Senior Notes Editor of CLR at for events happening this semester.

To apply to this course, students should submit their draft paper to Professor Sugarman via email ( by the end of day on December 16th. Enrollment is limited to 12 students. If more apply by the deadline, students will be admitted based upon the instructors’ judgment about the promise of publishing of the submitted paper.

The specific Thursday classes will be as follows:
January 16th
January 23rd
February 6th
February 13
February 20th
March 5th
March 19th
April 9th
April 23rd

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
This is a credit only course
Course Category: General Courses

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