Prospective Staff MembersThe Quinnipiac Health Law Journal is run entirely by students who select and edit articles for publication. The Quinnipiac Health Law Journal provides outside authors a forum for scholarly articles that discuss new legal ideas and developments in health law. It also provides a forum for staff members to publish scholarly articles called notes or casenotes.
Responsibilities of Staff Members
Staff members must dedicate a significant amount of time to complete cite-check reviews and perform other duties. Staff members must also write a note or casenote in accordance with established procedures and timelines.
A cite check is a process by which staff members, the executive managing editor, and editor-in-chief review an author's work prior to publication. The process starts with the staff members, who are tasked with gathering every source an author uses in a submission, as well as checking cited material for accuracy (by reviewing each source that an author references). The staff members, upon completion of their portion of the cite check, must submit all work to the executive managing editor, who then perform his or her own cite check. The executive managing editor will give the piece to the editor-in-chief, who will have one last look at the submission before submitting the work for further comment by the author.
Staff members must complete one note or casenote, of publishable quality, in order to be considered for full membership of the Quinnipiac Health Law Journal. A note is a work of legal scholarship that identifies a specific, unresolved legal problem and offers a solution. A casenote is based on a case that indicates a change in existing law. Staff members must submit substantial portions of their notes or casenotes at specified times throughout the year.
Students who successfully complete the Quinnipiac Health Law Journal's requirements will attain full membership at the end of their first year on the Health Law Journal. They will be eligible to receive one credit hour for each semester on the journal. Any student who graduates before completing two semesters as a full member of the journal may only receive three credit hours. The student's note or casenote will be eligible for publication and may also be used to fulfill the substantial paper component of the school's advanced writing requirement.