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The Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation Membership Requirements

The Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation

Membership on The Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation can be achieved through participation in the law school's summer casenote writing competition that follows the end of first-year examinations. All Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation members must take the basic course in arbitration to secure or retain their editorial standing.

Second-year law students are junior members expected to write several case summaries during their initial year on the The Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation. They must also fulfill traditional duties of verifying the substance and citations of works selected for publication. They will perform editing tasks in regard to case summaries — their own and those of others. They will receive assignments from senior members, the managing editor, and the editor in chief. The unexplained or unjustified failure to meet a deadline can result in a loss of credit and/or membership at the discretion of the editor in chief. First-year class members receive one credit (Fall semester) for their general editorial work and one credit (Spring semester) for their case summaries. The latter must be of sufficient range and reflect exceptional writing.

Third-year class members can be selected to assume formal editorial positions. The selection of editors shall be made by the editor in chief in consultation with the editorial board of student editors. Student editorial positions include: editor-in-chief (single position); managing editors (two positions); senior commentary editors (two positions); senior case summaries editors (two positions); book review editor (one position); recent developments editor (one positions); foreign decisional law editor (one position); and Boskey Competition editor (one position).

Third-year class members who are not appointed to editorial positions are considered “writing editors” and are granted one credit per semester in their third year. Third-year class editors who are on the editorial board receive two credits per semester for the editorial work they perform.