Section Description Provided by Instructor
- See Rule 1.11 for a description of point credits that may be earned by work for a journal. Up to two (2) points may be earned for work on an editorial board; a third point may be earned for a note published in a Columbia Law School journal. All points count toward the 18 non-class points allowed for J.D. credit (see Rule 1.1).
- LL.M.s may not earn writing or academic credit for journal participation.
- Section 1 indicates participation in the journal (0 pts)
- Section 2 indicates editorial board (1 pt)
- Section 3 indicates note publication (1 pt)
The Columbia Human Rights Law Review, a student-edited legal journal, publishes student and professional articles on domestic and international human rights issues. The journal seeks to present in-depth analyses of specific legal questions as well as broad surveys of the law in particular areas. Some of the topics covered include freedom of speech, criminal law and procedure, poverty and family law, the impact of legal institutions on the lives of individuals and groups, and the efficacy of various international efforts to protect human rights. In addition, the Columbia Human Rights Law Review publishes A Jailhouse Lawyers' Manual, a legal resource that helps prisoners negotiate the U.S. legal system. The staff is selected from applications received after students' first year. Members of the editorial board are chosen from the second-year staff.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Learning Outcome Goals
No learning outcome goals have been provided.