CML 3235 - Ottawa Law Review Editorship: Editorial Board (3rd year) (6 credits) (3 credits per semester)
Faculty Advisors:Ravi Malhotra and Mark Power
Fall 2011 and Winter 2012
Prior experience at the Ottawa Law Review as an assistant editor (CML 2135 or CML 2535). Members of the Editorial Board are selected during the previous academic year.
The official languages of the Ottawa Law Review are English and French. All communications with the general public and with individuals are conducted in both official languages. As a result, some members of the Editorial Board must be bilingual.
Guided by external assessments, members of the Editorial Board decide which submissions will be published and edit submissions accepted for publication with the help of assistant editors.
In addition to their editing tasks, members of the Editorial Board are actively involved in the administration of the Ottawa Law Review and help organize the various Ottawa Law Review events that are held during the academic year, such as the Symposium and the Annual Live Auction.
Method of evaluation:
Students are assessed based on their attendance and active participation at Editorial Board meetings, on their editorial work and on their contributions to administrative tasks.
Grades are allocated on a “satisfactory with distinction”, “satisfactory” or “non-satisfactory” basis.
Beginning in 2011-2012, members of the Editorial Board can also submit a case note, which, if accepted, may be published in the Ottawa Law Review. It should be noted however that submitting a case note will be required of all members of the Editorial Board as of the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Ottawa Law Review is a bilingual academic journal, published three (3) times a year by the Common Law Section. Participation in the Ottawa Law Review is an excellent opportunity to refine legal research and writing skills and to strengthen analytical skills. Furthermore, members of the Editorial Board are in a position to effectively contribute to the advancement of the law and legal policy.
Members of the Editorial Board have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by helping to organize the various Ottawa Law Review events that are held during the academic year, such as the Symposium and the Annual Live Auction. All members of the Editorial Board also actively participate in the day-to-day management of the Ottawa Law Review.
The Ottawa Law Review Style Guide, The Canadian Style : A Guide to Writing and Editing, 2nd edition and the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 7th edition.
Fall semester: Monday from 11:30 to 2:30
Winter semester (February to April): Monday from 11:30 to 2:30
Participation in the Ottawa Law Review as a member of the Editorial Board is at least equivalent to a sixty-hour (60) course or seminar. Please note that the Editorial Board usually meets once a week and attendance at these meetings is compulsory.