Well, my first cite-checking assignment is done. The cite-checking wasn't so bad; it was a lot like what I did this summer, only easier. The hard part was actually turning the thing in.
Oh, since I imagine some people reading this don't really understand
what the heck I'm talking about, I should explain. Law jounal or law
review is sort of a rite-of-passage for law students. The law school will
put out at least one law journal containing articles about, surprise, the
law. Some journals are completely student-run; these are usually the
journals named after the school, like the Indiana Law Journal. The
journal I am working for, the Indiana
Journal of Global Legal Studies, is peer reviewed, which means that
other professors and experts look at the articles before they get
published. Second-year students (like myself) receive an accepted
article and an assignment of a group of citations and footnotes. Our job
becomes to find the sources cited, consider whether the source cited
really supports the proposition (which it almost always does, academics
don't generally lie), and put the citation into accepted legal format,
which is, of course, completely different from citation of any other sort.
Then third-year students split up the actual management of the
journal. All of this is done for the
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