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206C sec. 001 - Note Publishing Workshop (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Joy Milligan  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Bertrall Ross  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


M 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 25, 2021
To April 19, 2021

Course Start: January 25, 2021
Course End: April 19, 2021

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 12
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 14
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

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 2021; as individuals, they will meet regularly with 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 Ross via email ( by the end of day on December 18th. Enrollment is limited to 12 students. If more apply by the deadline, students will be admitted based upon the instructors’ judgment about the potential to publish the submitted paper.

The course will meet these dates: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 4/12, and 4/19

Real-time 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 or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: General Courses

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