1.21 Policy for New Student Journals or Reviews
Law School students seeking to establish a new journal or review shall submit copies of their proposal to the Deputy Dean and Dean of Students. The proposal shall include the following:
(1) A description of the intended journal or review;
(2) A statement as to the need for a new journal or review in the relevant field;
(3) An assessment of whether sufficient scholarly source material exists to support sustained publication in the field;
(4) A discussion of how the journal or review will build upon or create new strengths at the Law School;
(5) A plan for funding the journal or review and an estimate of the start-up and annual operating costs;
(6) An analysis and information showing that there is significant student interest in participating on such a journal or review over the long term;
(7) The name of a faculty member who has reviewed your proposal and agreed to serve as the faculty advisor; and
(8) The proposal shall also include Bylaws which will cover at least the following topics:
- The planned timing and frequency of publication of the journal or review;
- The proposed format of the journal or review (online format or hard copy edition);
- The planned organization of the journal or review including the level of student staffing and governance structure for its leadership (e.g., Board of Editors, Executive Board, etc.);
- The eligibility requirements for student participation on the journal or review; and
- The timing and process for student selection.
The Deputy Dean and the Dean of Students may return the proposal to students with a request for additional information, or forward it to the Dean with a recommendation for approval or denial of the request.