Moot Court, Dispute Resolution Competitions, Law Review and SJSJ
Dispute Resolution Competition
Participants who compete in at least the regional level of a nationally recognized dispute resolution competition may receive 1 credit hour of upgraded academic credit upon certification by the faculty advisor. No student may receive more than one credit for dispute resolution competition, nor may any student receive academic credits for both dispute resolution and moot court competitions. Students will be registered upon the written certification of the faculty advisor.
Students must be selected to be a member of the Law Review. Members are selected based either on academic rank in class after the first year or by submission of an article to the editorial board. Students must apply the Law Review credits in the academic year in which they are earned. Students may distribute the credit(s) as they choose to the Fall or Spring semester of the academic year in which the credit(s) are earned. If a student registers for all three credits in one semester (fall or spring), one of the three credits may nonetheless be attributed to the other semester in that academic year for purposes of determining whether the student is maintaining his or her enrollment status. You may only register for Law Review credits in person at the Office of the Registrar.
Participants in moot court competitions who submit a brief and make an oral presentation in at least the regional level of a nationally recognized moot court competition will receive 2 hours of ungraded academic credit upon certification by the faculty advisor to the specific competition that the participant has satisfactorily performed the duties of team membership. Participants who compete in at least the regional level of a nationally recognized moot court competition that requires either a written or an oral presentation, but not both, will receive 1 hour of ungraded academic credit upon certification by the faculty advisor to the specific competition. No student may receive more than 2 credits for moot court. In addition, students may not receive academic credit for participating in more than one moot court competition.
Ordinarily, students must register for their moot court credits in the semester in which the credit is sought. If a student should become entitled to receive moot court at a later date in a semester, the student may register belatedly for and receive that credit in the semester in which it is earned or the student may elect to register for and receive that credit in the next fall or spring semester. If the student does not receive credit at that date, the student shall have no further entitlement to receive the credit and may not apply for it. You may only register for Moot Court credits in person at the Office of the Registrar.
Seattle Journal for Social Justice
The Seattle Journal for Social Justice requires a two-year commitment by its members. Members are initially selected at the end of their first year according to an application and interview procedure. After one year of service, members may apply to serve on the Board of Editors of the SJSJ for the second year of their service. All members of the SJSJ must be law students who are in good standing. No person may serve who is also a present member of Law Review. No person may serve as either Editor-in-Chief or Managing Editor of the SJSJ who is performing a full-time (or substantially full-time) judicial or other externship.
Second year students who are members of SJSJ ordinarily receive one academic credit for the year unless he/she produced a publishable note or comment, in which case the student could elect to receive a total of 3 academic credits for the year. In their third or fourth year, all students who are active members of the journal shall receive 1 academic credit. Students with substantial editorial responsibilities (usually members of the editorial board) who fulfill those duties may receive 3 credits. Those students who hold the most senior editorial positions may receive 4 credits. Credit must be applied in the academic year in which it is earned. You may only register for Seattle Journal for Social Justice Credit in person at the Office of the Registrar.