Law Journal Credit
Law Journal Credit
Date Approved and/or Revised
March 13, 2013; July 30, 2013 (revised); August 16, 2013 (revised); February 24, 2016 (revised), May 8, 2019 (revised)
Law Journal Credit.
Law Review Credit. Students typically are chosen for Law Review at the end of their first year in law school. Up to 4 credit hours for Law Review participation will be given in the student's third year, even though there are requirements to be completed in the student's second year. Law Review is graded as "Credit" or "No Credit" ("CR" or "NL"). Students who successfully complete LAW 6340 Academic Legal Writing will earn 3 credits during the fall semester of the students' second year. Those students may earn up to 3 additional credits (1 for the spring semester of the second year and 1 each for the fall and spring semesters of the third year) for a total of 6 credits for participation in Law Review.
Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal Credit. Students working on this journal are selected in the same general manner and awarded course credits (LAW 6005) under the same rules as allowed for the Law Review. This includes credit for LAW 6340 Academic Legal Writing as described for Law Review students above. The credits for journal participation will be graded as “Credit” or “No Credit” (“CR” or “NL”).
Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety & Biodefense Law Credit. Students working on this journal may be awarded 1 credit (LAW 7101) for each semester of service.
Texas Bank Lawyer Credit. Students working on the Texas Bank Lawyer may be awarded 1 credit (LAW 7005) during the spring semester for each year of service by students on the editorial board. The two principal editors will be permitted to earn 1 additional credit per semester of service in such capacity up to a maximum of 4 credits.
Overlap Rule. Generally, the maximum number of credit hours that may be earned from participation on journals is 4 hours. Accordingly, students may not earn additional course credits for participation on more than one of the following journals: Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal, Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety & Biodefense Law, and Texas Tech Law Review. Student editors of the Texas Bank Lawyer, however, may also earn credits if they serve on the Law Review, Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal, or the Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety & Biodefense Law. Students in any of these activities may also earn credit for Board of Barristers participation.