^ scooped, but whatever:
Yea All Right wrote: Lavitz wrote:
Yea All Right wrote:I've heard that it's good for people on journals to take a writing seminar so they can use that paper as their Note. If you want to do this, do you have to take the writing seminar during fall semester or would spring semester be ok? I'm not even clear about how many Notes people on journals have to write, is it one per semester or one per year?
You're required to write one note for your journal, and it will be due around the beginning of the Spring semester, so the the seminar has to be in Fall.
Thanks Lavitz. I'm guessing the general advice is purely for the purpose of knocking out your writing requirement and Note at the same time? What if one is not interested in any of the fall writing seminars and would rather write their Note on some other topic?
Then you can just write your note independent of a course, but it will make more work for you because you'll be taking a full courseload + writing a note instead of taking a full courseload but only having to edit the paper for one of the courses in order to get it satisfy the note requirement. And then you still have to satisfy the writing requirement later on, so if you don't like writing papers, it may be annoying. But people do it all the time, so I'm sure you can handle it.
Also, if there's a seminar loosely related to the topic you want to write about, you may want to at least sign up and then ask the prof if you can write your paper on it. I don't know how loosely related to the course seminar papers can usually be. It's too bad they're not offering Legal Scholarship again, because Dorf let us write about whatever we wanted.